Olive E. "Jean" (Mrs. William) Behlke, age 88, of Faribault died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Milestone Senior Living, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault with the Reverend Armand Boehme, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Memorial visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services.
Olive E. "Jean", the daughter of Walter and Ora (Groves) Ramsey was born in Lampasas, TX on September 10, 1923. Jean graduated from Lampasas High School. She married William R. Behlke on January 18, 1945 in Fort Worth, TX and he preceded her in death on February 7, 1988. She was a registered nurse in Fort Worth, TX and in Faribault at St. Lucas Hospital. She also did private nursing.
She is survived by two sons, David (and Joan Redden) Behlke of Kailua, Hawaii and Mark (and Barbara) Behlke of Eden Prairie; three grandchildren, Jenna, Laura and Maddie Behlke; a cousin, Dan (and Ellen) Kosmoski of Edina; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William; a son, Richard in 2003; one brother, W. C. Ramsey; and one sister, Marie Alderson.
Name: Joyce Marie Anderson
Date: Saturday November 26, 2011
I will never forget Jean's kindnesses, nor her multitude of talents. She once spent an entire afternoon with me after making the trip from Faribault simply to teach me how to plant, grow, and carre for a vegetable garden. The garden flourished for years due to her skill and advice. "A woman fo valor, who can find? Her value is above rubies."
Name: Chris Anderson
Date: Friday November 25, 2011
Jean may have been petite in stature, but she was enormous in spirit. A force to be reckoned with, she had so much energy and determination. I will forever be inspired by her commitment to family, love of friends, connection with nature, and spunk. This delightful Southern Belle showed us all how to live gracefully,graciously, and generously. The angels swept her up and her reunion with Bill and Ricky is joyous- a just reward for a life well lived. We will love you, your sons, and your grandchildren forever!