1932 Edward 2021

Edward Behr

January 31, 1932 — November 2, 2021

Edward “Ed” Behr, 89, of Davenport, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus.

Funeral services will be 11AM Friday, November 5, 2021 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church with additional visitation being held from 10-11:00 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.  Visitation will be held from 4-7:00PM, Thursday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home.  If attending services, please wear a mask. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews.

Ed was born January 31, 1932, a son of Henry and Marcelina (Olivarez) Behr.  He served in the Army during the Korean War.  Ed was united in marriage to Marylyn Vogel in June 1957 until her passing on April 18, 1983.  He was later united in marriage to Barbara J. Drake on October 22, 1988 at Duck Creek Park. They have shared over 33 years of marriage and memories together.

He was a printer retiring from Wagner Printers in 1994.  Ed enjoyed golfing.  He also enjoyed bowling in the Northwest Turner League and was active withing the Turners where he excelled in gymnastics.  He maintained his abs of steel his entire life!  He was also a longtime member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Barbara; children, David (Theresa) Behr, Independence, Kentucky, Nancy (Robert) Lira, Davenport, and Don (David Osborn) Behr, Denver, Colorado; grandchildren: Marcus (Melissa) Lira, Sabrina Lira, Lorenzo (Emily) Lira; great-grandchildren: Colton, Marcus “M.J.”, Layla, Logan and Griffin; brother-in-law, Mark (Linda) Drake, , sister-in-law, Janelle Drake, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Marylyn, he was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Diane Jimenez; two stepsisters Janis Thomas and Marilyn Eichner; and brother-in-law, Keith Drake.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, November 4, 2021

4:00 - 7:00pm

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Additional Visitation

Friday, November 5, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 5, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

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