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Garrett L. Behrens - 86

7/9/1931 - 8/14/2017

Clinton, IA

Garrett L. Behrens, 86 of Clinton, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones. A private family service will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017. Garrett was born July 10, 1931 in Clinton, the son of William “Bill” and Lela (Bryant) Behrens. He graduated Lyons High School in 1950. Garrett was a Boy Scout and became an Eagle Scout on November 17, 1946. He married Margaret Jean Marr on September 9, 1951 in Clinton. Garrett was a Sergeant with the Iowa National Guard. He worked for Clinton Corn as a boiler house foreman for 32 years and then managed the Clinton Travelodge for 10 years until retiring. Garrett was a Mason for over 50 years, a member of Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. and A.M., Emulation Lodge 255, and a Kaaba Shriner from May 1964 and Kaaba Oriental Shrine Band where he played the drums. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clinton and the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village, AK. Garrett’s greatest joy was his family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St. Louis Cardinals. Garrett enjoyed fishing, golfing, and swimming. Garrett is survived by his wife Margaret; a son Randy (Mary) Behrens of Clinton; a daughter Cindy Lou (Rick) Tomman of Fulton, IL; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and a sister, Connie (Richard) Mosher formerly of Morrison, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew Kevin Mosher.

Memorial Service:

A private family service will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017.


  • Gloria Creveling Robinson

    on 08/16/17

    Dear Cin and Mom Behrens, I am truly sorry for your loss. Dad Behrens was always so wonderful to be around and had a great sense of humor. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Glor
  • Lee and Cathy Siedenburg

    on 08/16/17

    We are so sorry for your lose. Garrett was always there to pay Frank for mowing. He will be dearly missed. Hugs and Prayers.
  • Vicki Lynn Harrison McCullough

    on 08/18/17

    Dear Peggy, Rand, and Cindy and the rest of the family. I am so sorry to hear of Garrett's passing. You guys were such a big part of my life wile I was growing up I wonder how we ever lose track of each other. My prayers are with all of you. Vicki

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