March 1, 1942 - March 22, 2022
The Open House celebrating the life of Donald Behsman of Verndale will be held from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Community Center in Hewitt. The Time of Prayer and Remembrance will begin at 3:00 p.m. led by Pastor Eric Clapp. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom event. Donald Behsman Celebration of Life Time: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88379188021 Meeting ID: 883 7918 8021 Passcode: Donald One tap mobile +19292056099,,88379188021# US (New York) +13017158592,,88379188021# US (Washington DC) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don, age 80, passed away on March 22, 2022, at the hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Donald Paul Behsman was born on March 1st, 1942, in Waseca, MN, to Paul and Eileen (Yess) Behsman. Don attended Waseca Central High School and graduated in 1960. He enlisted with the US Navy and was stationed in New London, Connecticut. He was an engineman on a minesweeper during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and was honorably discharged in 1964. While Don was in the service, he married Tessa and they welcomed three children, Marty, Kris, and Holly. They returned to Waseca where Don worked as a diesel mechanic for a few years. They traveled back to Massachusetts to be closer to Tessa’s family. Don worked at a fish market on the coast before returning to Minnesota. After his return, he began working for various trucking companies, most recently for Tony’s Transfer, traveling across the country. On December 7th, 1989, Donald married Louise Wiltscheck (née Bebensee) and welcomed her four children into his life. In 1990, they purchased a farm and moved to rural Aldrich, where they built their retirement home. Being an over-the-road truck driver for most of his life, he transported anything and everything, including some of the granite pieces for the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Driving, farming, hunting and fishing trips with his brother and sister-in-law were some of Don’s passions. He loved visiting with friends, family and neighbors, and driving around the countryside. He was well-known, not only in the Amish community, but also around town as someone who was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Don is preceded in death by his wife, Louise (2016), parents, Paul and Eileen; brother, Jim Behsman and an infant great-grandson. Donald is survived by and will be dearly missed by his sons Marty (Julie) of FL, Kris (Luisa) of MA; daughter Holly of MO; step-children Robert (Cathy) White of OK, Bill (Sue) White of Hewitt, Sandy White of CO, Debra (John) Kaiser of Staples; brother John (Joanie) Behsman of Grey Eagle, and sister MaryAnn Mundt of Owatonna; along with 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and his two beloved cats, Charcoal and Mountain Lion.
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