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Published January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Chris Behle

Chris Behle, 105 of Hankinson, ND, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Gerard’s Community of Care, Hankinson, ND. Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson with Rev. Jo Cassidy-Maloney officiating. Burial will be in United Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are: Neal Nelson, Kelsey Evans, Dave Paulson, Mike King, Donald Buckhaus & Tam Griepentrog. Honorary pallbearers are: All Who Called Him Friend. Organist will be JoAnn Kuehl.

Christian William Behle was born October 24, 1907 to Henry Sr. and Johanette (Schuttler) Behle on a farm in Brightwood Township, rural Hankinson. He attended the country school there and was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson. His dad passed away in 1914 and his mother in 1921 when he was a teenager. Chris, his brother Carl and sister Kathe established their own farm called the Frying Pan Farm located near Hankinson. They sold the farm in 1936. He also worked in Minneapolis at Minneapolis Moline & then for Hankinson Auto.

Chris Behle

Chris Behle, 105 of Hankinson, ND, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Gerard’s Community of Care, Hankinson, ND. Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson with Rev. Jo Cassidy-Maloney officiating. Burial will be in United Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are: Neal Nelson, Kelsey Evans, Dave Paulson, Mike King, Donald Buckhaus & Tam Griepentrog. Honorary pallbearers are: All Who Called Him Friend. Organist will be JoAnn Kuehl.

Christian William Behle was born October 24, 1907 to Henry Sr. and Johanette (Schuttler) Behle on a farm in Brightwood Township, rural Hankinson. He attended the country school there and was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson. His dad passed away in 1914 and his mother in 1921 when he was a teenager. Chris, his brother Carl and sister Kathe established their own farm called the Frying Pan Farm located near Hankinson. They sold the farm in 1936. He also worked in Minneapolis at Minneapolis Moline & then for Hankinson Auto.

He was on Brightwood Township board for 49 years. Active in the Republican Party, lifetime member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, involved in Men’s club and on the cemetery committee until he moved into St. Gerard’s Community on April 30, 2002.

He enjoyed watching TV, gardening and giving many of vegetables to area residents. He enjoyed walking down the street and if he saw a youngster he would give them a quarter.

Chris is survived by a niece, Cora (Dale) Harr, Jamestown, ND; 2 nephews, Henry Behle and Paul (Kathie) Behle, Adrian, ND and 20 great nieces & nephews and special friends, Kelsey & Judy Evans, Hankinson, ND..

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Johanette Behle; 4 brothers, Fred, William, Henry Jr. and Carl; 6 sisters, Nettie, Frieda, Louise, Anna, Maria and Katherine.

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Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson is in charge of the arrangements.

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