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Karen Behnke

Sep 21, 1958 - Feb 27, 2021


Karen Behnke, age 62 of Sheboygan died Saturday evening February 27, 2021. Karen was born September 21, 1958 in Sheboygan to the late Earl and Elvina (Hultmann) Behnke. She attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from South High School in 1977. For many years Karen enjoyed helping her friends in recovery. She was a member of the Rightway Club, avid Packers fan and enjoyed playing Canasta and Cribbage with friends.
Survivors include her sons Matthew Wiegerling (significant other Kari), Paul Wittrock (significant other Allison) both of Sheboygan, brother Earl Behnke of Sheboygan, sister Sandy (Dave) Grulkowski of Sheboygan Falls and a brother Brian Behnke of Cleveland. Karen is further survived by a niece, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and the love of her life Reuben.
Services will take place at a later date.
A memorial fund has been established in Karen’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed at



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Julia Wiegerling, CSA

Paul and Matthew, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I didn't see her often but whenever we met her response to "How are you doing" began with these words, "as long as I have my two boys I will be just fine.." Know that you are in the prayers of our family and as long as you still have your mom in your heart you "will be just fine."

John Draves

I'm so sorry to hear about Karen. We go back over 30 years. Please keep me posted about a service. Your family is in my prayers

Dale Engstrom

I’m sorry for the passing away of Karen. Karen was the type of person that always made me feel ok, even when things weren’t . How she lived her life, she gave of herself to many people(helped,comforted) and had a great sense of humor. Whenever I would run into her, it was like running into your favorite cousin who you haven’t seen in while. My prayers are with you all during this sad time.

Jon Paquette

I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen's family this day!

Kathy Paquette

I am sad to lose my friend and yet grateful I had her love for so many years. Matthew and Paul, you were always her most treasured loves. I am sorry for your loss.