Leon L. Behrends, 69, of Prinsburg, died Wednesday, November 16 th at St. Cloud Hospital. His funeral will be 10:30 am, Monday, November 21st at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with interment to be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Clara City. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Sunday, November 20th at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service on Monday. www.hafh.org
Leon Le Roy was born September 18, 1953, in Willmar, MN, the son of Merle and Hazel (Gallop) Behrends. He grew up in Clara City where he graduated from Clara City High School in 1971. He continued his education at Willmar Vo-Tech where he earned a degree in auto mechanics. He worked for many years as a heavy duty diesel mechanic at Jerry’s Garage in Clara City and most recently for T&D Trucking. Following retirement, Leon delivered parts for Auto Value in Willmar when he wasn't at home working on his own vehicles and equipment.
Surviving are his finance’ Cheryl Wersinger; children: Curtis (Marny) Behrends of Clara City, Cristy Behrends of Willmar, Carrie (Joe) Kolfage of St. Joseph; step-children, Cory Wersinger and family, Jason (Ashley) Wersinger and family; five grandchildren: Emily (Nick) Gee, Ashley, Cameron, Hunter and Aurora Behrends. He is also survived by his sister, Lorna Post of Edgerton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.