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Garrett L. Behrens, 86 of Clinton, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones. A private family service will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.


Garrett was born July 10, 1931 in Clinton, the son of William Bill and Lela (Bryant) Behrens. He graduated Lyons High School in 1950. Garrett was a Boy Scout and became an Eagle Scout on November 17, 1946. He married Margaret Jean Marr on September 9, 1951 in Clinton. Garrett was a Sergeant with the Iowa National Guard. He worked for Clinton Corn as a boiler house foreman for 32 years and then managed the Clinton Travelodge for 10 years until retiring.

Garrett was a Mason for over 50 years, a member of Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. and A.M., Emulation Lodge 255, and a Kaaba Shriner from May 1964 and Kaaba Oriental Shrine Band where he played the drums. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clinton and the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village, AK. Garretts greatest joy was his family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St. Louis Cardinals. Garrett enjoyed fishing, golfing, and swimming.

Garrett is survived by his wife Margaret; a son Randy (Mary) Behrens of Clinton; a daughter Cindy Lou (Rick) Tomman of Fulton, IL; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew Kevin Mosher.
Published on August 15, 2017
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