October 11, 1936 - June 6, 2022
Duane E. “Tony” Behrends, 85, of York, PA passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022 at his home. He was the husband of Natalie (Zeigler) Behrends the past 7 years. Born October 11, 1936 in Emden, Illinois. Tony was the son of the late David and Frieda (Rademaker) Behrends. He had 35 years of service for Caterpillar Inc. in their Engineering and Manufacturing Divisions. The last assignment was Metallurgical Laboratory Supervisor. He also volunteered as an Ambulance driver for the Eastern York Co. EMS after retirement. Tony is survived by a son Mark A. Behrends (Leslie Amy), of Seattle, Washington and 2 daughters Sue Ellen Ouellette (Tony) of Sydney Maine and Terry Jo Howard (Larry) of Norcross, Georgia. There are 11 grandchildren, 6 married and 8 great grandchildren. Tony was preceded in death by his first wife Jo Ann (Crane) Behrends whom he was married to for 52 years and a brother Gerald Behrends. Tony loved his family and enjoyed the reunions that brought the whole family together from the 3 corners of the United States. These reunions sometimes included all the graduations and weddings of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed time with friends, games, golf, travel, and his beloved St Louis Cardinals baseball team. Tony graduated from Hartsburg-Emden High School, Emden, IL. Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 2164 Mt. Zion Road York, Pa 17406. Pastor Brian McClinton will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to time of service. Burial will be in Mt Zion Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff of SpiriTrust Assisted Living for their kind and loving care. We would also like to thank the SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice for their devotion and compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt Zion Lutheran Endowment fund at the same address above or SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice 180 Leader Heights Rd, York, Pa 17402. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.
Duane E. “Tony” Behrends, 85, of York, PA passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022 at his home. He was the husband of Natalie (Zeigler) Behrends the past 7 years. Born October 11, 1936 in Emden, Illinois. Tony was the son of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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