Edward John Behr of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, June 12, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of William and Anna (Schmidt) Behr. He left from this life on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 82.
Edward was united in marriage to Judith L. Hartman on October 24, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri. To this union one son was born James T.
Edward served his country honorably in the United States Army during Vietnam.
He retired from Jefferson Keeler Printing Company in St. Louis, after forty plus years of dedicated service. He enjoyed being a history buff and being knowledgeable about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. He was an avid sports fan and followed the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, college basketball and the St. Louis Rams.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents William and Anna (Schmidt) Behr; one son James T. Behr; one brother William and wife Betty Behr; two sisters Mary and husband Howard Jackson, Anna Mae and husband Raymond Brodskie; two sisters-in-law Diane Behr, Joann and husband Paul Roberts; one brother-in-law Richard Baumgartner.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of fifty-one years Judith L. Behr of Steelville; daughter-in-law Kaila Behr of Arnold; two grandchildren Thomas James Behr and Madeline “Maddie” Behr of Arnold; two brothers Fred Behr of Festus, George and wife Michele Behr of St. Louis; two sisters Rosemary Baumgartner and Margaret Waeckerle both of St. Louis; one brother-in-law Robert and wife Betty Hartman of Ballwin; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church 415 W. School St. Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Dan Lueckenotte as the celebrant.
Inurnment with military honors will follow at Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery, Waynesville, Missouri.
If desired, memorials would be appreciated to Holy Cross Catholic Church 415 W. School St. Cuba, Missouri 65453.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to serving the Behr family.