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Charlie Behrend

Charlie Behrend

Charlie Behrend died on Jan. 17, 2014 of Myelodysplastic Syndrome at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston after a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 12, 1939 to Joseph and Angeline (Springer) Behrend in Parkston, SD. He married Winnie Walz on Nov. 30, 1963. Charlie worked many years in the spirits industry. He enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, traveling, and was a dedicated fan of Parkston sports events, especially baseball. He is survived by his wife, Winnie, sons Barry (Patti) and Zack, grandchildren Beau and Brooke, and siblings Pat (Marv) Thuringer, Jim (Elaine) Behrend, Susan (Frank) Stork, Fran (Chuck) Wane, and Paul (Kathy) Behrend. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Angeline, brother, Jack, and an infant brother. In accordance with Charlies wishes, he is being cremated and there will be no services. Memorials will be donated to feeding the poor.