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Janet E. Behrens

November 20, 1935 - May 13, 2020
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Mrs. Janet Elizabeth (Wessel) Behrens, 84, of Seymour, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Lutheran Community Home. She was born in Brownstown (Wegan), IN, the daughter of the late Virgil Wessel and Bertha (Redicker) Wessel. Shortly after birth she and her twin brother, James, were baptized in their home. She was confirmed in RedeemerContinue Reading

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jean Reed left a message on May 19, 2020:
Sending warm thoughts and our sincere sympathy with fond memories of Jan at Grace Lutheran School and Church, Jean and Ralph Reed and children Elizabeth and Travis
Robert Pergande left a message on May 19, 2020:
We extend our sympathy and prayers of comfort to Floyd, Joel and Heather at earthly loss of your beloved Jan. She was a true inspiration to those she associated with at Grace Lutheran in Winter Haven. God's blessings, Bob and Lorraine Pergande
Diana Pilsbury left a message on May 18, 2020:
I was very lucky to get to know Jan Behrens when she lived in Winter Haven , FL. I really enjoyed working with her in the LWML and becoming friends. I remember her and Dr. Behrens were invited to attend my daughters wedding and we placed people at tables we thought would enjoy the same topics, not realizing they we were actually sitting them at a table with one of Dr. Behrens past students. They said they had a wonderful time catching up on the years. She instilled a special love for Christ in my heart and helped show me a love for the LWML. My love and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.
Sue Von Ahsen left a message on May 18, 2020:
"Miss Wessel" was my fourth grade teacher at Bethany, Long Beach, CA when President Kennedy was assassinated. She was such a comfort to us at that difficult time. She was then a professor of mine at Concordia, Seward many years later. She was a wonderful Christian woman and a blessing to many! Peace and joy in her victory to Dr. Behrens and family. In Him, Susan Lee Von Ahsen
Carol Richards left a message on May 17, 2020:
Doug and I send our heartfelt condolences to you, Floyd, Joel and family. Jan was truly a beautiful Christian example to all. May God’s peace be with you.
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Laura Beckert left a message on May 17, 2020:
I was blessed to have been taught by Mrs. Behrens for 3 straight years (2nd-4th grades) at Grace Lutheran. She was a wonderful teacher who encouraged learning and shared her passion with her students. The world has lost such a special person, but I’m thankful she’s at home with Jesus. Dr. Behrens and family, I send you my deepest condolences and best wishes that the many cherished memories you have with her will give you great comfort. May God give you peace and assurance during these difficult times. Much love!
Mark McClain left a message on May 15, 2020:
During the fall (1972) of my freshman year at Concordia, she was one of my professora. I really enjoyed being in her class. What a blessing she was to her students.
Beth Walters left a message on May 15, 2020:
Floyd and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Jan's passing. She was such an inspiration to me in the years we taught 3rd grade together at Grace, Winter Haven. What an honor it was to teach with her as my "partner in crime." We were always looking for new and creative activities and ways to help the students learn. I will never forget the candy gram fundraiser we started (I can hear her laughing about it now). We were always running out of chocolate candy. My prayers are with you all. May God's peace and comfort surround you in the days ahead. Jan has found her resting place in Jesus and His loving arms. She has found true happiness. God's peace and blessings, Beth Walters
Robert Besalski left a message on May 15, 2020:
Elaine and I send heartfelt condolences Floyd. We feel blessed to have known known Jan and give thanks got the great years you two had together! As you and I know and believe, safe in the arms of Jesus ain't all bad! Man do you and I go back a long way. Summer of '55 is 65 years ago! Wow! God bless you man!!
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David Bernthal left a message on May 15, 2020:
Dear Floyd, We thank God for the joyful example of Christian faith which Jan shared with us and all who knew her! Paulette and I were blessed to work with Jan on our Lord's behalf at Grace Lutheran, Winter Haven, the Veterans of the Cross, Florida-Georgia District and the LWML. Floyd, you are in and will remain in our prayers. May God grant you his comfort. Pastor and Paulette Bernthal
Pastor Philip Bloch left a message on May 15, 2020:
Our deepest condolences to Floyd, Joel & Heather, and other members of the family. We keep you in our prayers and look forward to the day when we will be with Jan again. As my college instructor and member of our congregation in Seymour I offer this prayer in her memory: Almighty God, eternal fountain of all wisdom, it has pleased You to call to her heavenly home the soul of this teacher of the lambs of Your flock. We thank You for having made Jan Your child in baptism and for having given her the grace to devote her life and talents to the training and instruction of the young. We praise You for having blessed her efforts to plant the precious Seed of Your Word in the hearts of children and youth and for her example of humility, patience, and unselfish Christian love. Look with compassion on the family and friends who grieve her death and sustain them with the comfort of Your Gospel. Be for them a very present Help in trouble. Direct our thoughts heavenward that we may ever seek the one thing needful, the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who conquered death so that we may live forever with You. In His Name. Amen. In Christian love, Pastor Philip and Martha Bloch
Voss & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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