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May 27, 2020

5/20/2020 12:08:00 PM
Janet Elizabeth Wessel Behrens, 84, Immanuel Lutheran Church

Janet Elizabeth Wessel Behrens, 84, Seymour died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Private funeral services were Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Seymour.

Mrs. Behrens graduated from Seymour High School and had been an elementary teacher and was also a professor at Concordia University in Nebraska. While at Concordia, she initiated and directed a student speech choir. After retirement in 1998 she remained active in congregation women's groups at Grace Lutheran in Winter Have, Florida and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.

Born in Brownstown, Mrs. Behrens was the daughter of Virgil Wessel and Bertha Redicker Wessel. She married Dr. Floyd F. Behrens in Arvada, Colorado.

Survivors include her husband; son, Joel (Heather) Behrens, of Venice, California; sister, Agnes Dailey; and brother, Allan (Deloris) Wessel.
Mrs. Behrens was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Victor, Eugene, Robert, Charles, Richard, and James.

Memorials may be written to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School, Trinity Lutheran High School, or donor's choice of charities.

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