"GOD, Family, and the Green Bay Packers in that order." -Vince Lombardi
  • 47 years old
  • Born on May 19, 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on September 17, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.

Dearest family and friends: This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jeff Behling, a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and friend who passed away all too suddenly on September 17, 2014. Although he left us too soon, he affected many and we will remember him forever.

A year has passed all too quickly, and sometimes too slowly, we have endured triumphs and trials along the way but through it all, we continue to be upheld by the love and support of so many.

We love you all greatly and appreciate your continued prayers as we continue this forever journey.  We are grateful that God is holding us under His wings and caring for us through all of you.  

With Abundant Love, Tanna, Anya and Cole


Posted by Pat Behling on 16th September 2018
I loved you every day of your life. I will miss you for the rest of mine. Love, Mom
Posted by Pat Behling on 7th February 2018
I wish I could say it gets easier.........but, it doesn't......I miss you everyday. Love, Mom
Posted by Pat Behling on 19th May 2017
We are celebrating you, my son, in a way that you would have loved ! We are going bowling and having a Wisconsin fish fry ! There we were just you and I......... 50 years ago today.
Posted by Kellie Parten on 19th May 2017
Thinking of all of you on the day Jeff would have been celebrating turning 50. Tanna, I know you would have hosted a great party. Love you all!
Posted by Pat Behling on 25th January 2017
Dearest Jeff............ The days pass and turn into years, but I will always remember you with silent tears............ Love, Mom
Posted by Kellie Parten on 17th September 2016
Thinking of you all on this day ... we can't believe it has been two years! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and making sure you know you are loved!
Posted by Sue McCune on 17th September 2015
Aubrey and I just watched a video a few days ago where the Behling's, the Looney's, and our family were celebrating Labor Day together. Was neat to see and brought back great memories. The oldest kids were about six at the most I think. Anyway, Aubrey and I said a little prayer for Jeff. Miss him but know he is in heaven with God.
Posted by Kellie Parten on 17th September 2015
Thinking of you today on the anniversary - you are in our thoughts and prayers. I stumble on what to say, but God knows your hearts and minds and knows what you need at this moment - may He bring that to you as only a caring heavenly Father can. We love you!
Posted by Shellye Skotnick on 17th September 2015
Dear Tanna, Anya and Cole, On this anniversary our prayers are for you still to feel the love of God, family and your friends that hold you all so dear. That you continue to heal and grow in Christ. Through this year you all have shown remarkable faith and have shined Jesus as you have gotten your strength from Him to go on. Much love and continued prayers to each of you.
Posted by Shela-Lyn Boxberger on 17th September 2015
Today on this anniversary I wanted you to know you are being laid before the throne of God for assurance and peace, comfort and mercy. I'm praying God envelops your heart with truth and you cling to him with all you've got. I know God is strengthening you through these trials you are enduring even if you don't sense it. You may have never felt weaker. I'm praying for your Aaron and Hur to come along side you when your arms/heart are too weary for battle and they help hold you up. The rest of us are holding you up in prayer. God is faithful to have you on my heart.
Posted by Anya Behling on 19th May 2015
happy birthday to the first man I ever loved. I miss you dearly daddy.
Posted by Cammy Cavan on 19th May 2015
Tanna, Anya, and Cole, My thoughts and heart are in your place of grief. I know how hard and unfair it seems to not have your Daddy here present with you. He is with you in a GREATER sense, He is right by, letting Jesus know to tell you how much He loves you! You are created for a purpose. You have the strength to tell your stories, each individual, and each so impactful. You are LOVED, you are so precious and important in this world to carry on the gift of Love that has been given to you. xoxox Cammy
Posted by Pat Behling on 19th May 2015
Happy Birthday Jeff.......... I wish you were here today even for just a little while so I could say Happy Birthday my son and see your wonderful smile. Your gifts today will be the ones you left behind your beautiful wife and children that love you so much. and our precious memories...the very best kind. Today I'll do my best to try and find a happy place... as I struggle to hide my heavy heart and the tears upon my face. I find relief through the pain today my love in knowing that you are at peace We will forever miss you and find comfort that you are with our Lord in Heaven above. Love, Mom
Posted by Paul Buchman on 6th January 2015
You will be missed. I remember, you always were the first to smile and the last to leave. God bless you. May your family never forget the mark you left on the world. Anya may you be strong and remember the happier times. Jeff you are always in my heart and I hope you are batting a thousand up there - if I'm pitching to you someday I know the average will go up. Love - Bucky
Posted by Michael D on 4th October 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Behling family. I didn't know him, but I know the pain. It was so comforting to see so many use the scriptures to offer comfort. Our loving Father knows exactly how to comfort us. He promised in Isa. 25:8 "he will swallow up death in victory and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all of our faces----". That helped me tremendously along with John 5:28, 29. I hope it helps you through this time of need. Again sorry for your loss.
Posted by Dennis ODonnell on 3rd October 2014
Jeff, I'm going to miss not seeing you at SCP. You're in a much better place now. God bless.
Posted by Pat Behling on 29th September 2014
I look at your pictures now......of a frozen place in time A reminder of how it once was when you were truly mine. Rest peacefully my gentle boy in the absence of pain Until we meet again my love.......some time does yet remain. Mom
Posted by Anissa Schultz on 29th September 2014
May all the good times and memories help to ease the pain. RIP Jeff. -Anissa and Al Schultz
Posted by Kellie Parten on 26th September 2014
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. This last week has been one of shock, deep sadness, etc., but also one of honoring Jeff by remembering a lot of great memories. May you cling to those as you go forward and, even more than that, cling to the fact that he is at peace and with the Lord. Love, The Parten family
Posted by Donna Powell on 25th September 2014
Tanna, Anya and Cole, My heart has been so heavy since I've known of your tremendous loss. May only the Lord surround you with His everlasting love and may you draw your strength from Him, resting in His word. Whatever you and your precious children need, just let me know! No request is unfillable. Please know that you will see your man again in His kingdom!! An believe that our heavenly Father holds Jeff firmly in His arms. Love your friends, Donna and Bradley Powell
Posted by Suzanne Jung on 25th September 2014
Tanna, Anya and Cole, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always and we hope the happy memories of Jeff and all that was special to you will give you some peace. Deepest sympathy. Chase and Lindsey send big hugs and prayers to Anya and Cole.
Posted by Denise Norris on 25th September 2014
Oh Tana. I have no words for what you and the kids are going through. I love you all and my prayers are forever with you and all your family! You have so much strength and faith in our God! I know all the Angels in Heaven are with you and the children every step you take each day!Brian and I are here for you and in our thoughts and prayers every day! Heaven has one more Beautiful soul!And one more Angel to watch over you and the kids. Love you
Posted by Paul & Linda Cabelka on 25th September 2014
Our hearts are broken for your family and we send our deepest sympathy & prayers. May each of you find warm comfort in the love of family, friends & faith that surrounds you as you grieve the loss of your beloved husband and father. Rest in Peace Jeff.
Posted by Shellye Skotnick on 25th September 2014
Tanna, Anya and Cole, We are praying for you all and love each of you.
Posted by William Keck on 25th September 2014
Tanna, I have a hurting feeling in my stomach when I heard of your loss. I always loved talking to Jeff and seeing his smiling face in the neighborhood.I knew we were in good hands when I saw his blue truck.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill Keck
Posted by Joyce Graham on 24th September 2014
Tanna-You, Anja, and Cole continue to be on my heart and I continue to lift you each up in prayer. Love you a bunch, Tanna, Joyce
Posted by Marlene McCormick on 24th September 2014
Tanna, I'm praying for you and your family. May God comfort and strengthen you with His everlasting love. "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16
Posted by Cindy And Tim Zydzik on 24th September 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff's family and many friends. May God help you thru this difficult time and to cherish your memories with him forever! With much sympathy and love
Posted by Brian Melotik on 24th September 2014
Tanna, Anya, Cole All our prayers, and may God give you strength in this difficult time. Jeff will always be remembered in our hearts and prayers. He gave my Thousands of treasured memories and all of them made me smile. RIP Jeff
Posted by Linda Schicker on 24th September 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. Jeff was such a wonderful person, he will live on in our memories and hearts forever!" With sympathy & love, Ron and Linda
Posted by Sue Schroeder on 24th September 2014
Tanna, So sorry for your loss. Rob, I and my whole family are thinking and praying for you and all of Jeff's family.
Posted by Vicki Best on 24th September 2014
Tanna, Anya, and Cole, Our deepest sympathies to your family over the loss of Jeff. We are thinking of you and praying for you day and night. May God bring you strength and comfort beyond measure. Much love to all of you! The Best Family Isaiah 40:18-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Posted by Denise Kazmierczak on 23rd September 2014
Tanna, Anya, Cole and all of Jeff's family: My heart breaks for all of you. Many things I remember about Jeff: super proud dad!, loved you Tanna!, his kindness, generosity, love for his pets, blue truck, sunglasses on top of his hat!, taking the kids to the park, flag football and just being a great guy who always had a smile! Thank you God for Jeff and how he touched us all.
Posted by Faith Kessler on 23rd September 2014
Anya I am so sorry for your loss. You are such an amazing friend that I miss so much. You are so strong and my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Just remember that I love you.
Posted by Bonnie Lathrop on 23rd September 2014
Tanna, My heart hurts for you and your precious children. I will remember you all in my prayers both now and in the days to come.Your faith is a powerful testimony to those around you now.
Posted by Angela Marchese on 23rd September 2014
To Anya and her family. im so sorry for your loss God bless you guys.
Posted by Jill Kleinschmidt on 23rd September 2014
Tanna, I'm so saddened by your loss and please know that the kids and I are keeping you, Anya and Cole in our prayers and thoughts. I think back fondly of our times when you were dating Jeff, all the things we did as couples, being in your beautiful wedding and celebrating your love. Those moments will never be forgotten. Love you!!
Posted by Lyndsey Dottavio on 23rd September 2014
Dearest Tanna, Anya and Cole, We are praying for your family. We pray that God's strong arms envelope you all and hold you tight during this time. We love you. Love, Lyndsey, Aaron, and Dominic Dottavio
Posted by Diana Mayo on 23rd September 2014
Dearest sweet Tanna and family. My love and prayers are reaching out to you without ceasing. "Trust in Him at all times O people; Pour out your heart before Him, God is a refuge for us." Psalm 62.8.
Posted by Amy Berghoefer on 23rd September 2014
I love you all so much...... Such a beautiful family.....and such an incredible loss ......u are all in my thoughts and prayers ..... I can't wait to be there and hug you all.....
Posted by Dennis Beaudry on 23rd September 2014
Tanna, I'm thinking about you at this difficult time and hope the memories help ease the pain and sorrow. Thoughts and prayers to you and the entire Behling family.
Posted by Nicole Manning Asmus on 23rd September 2014
Tanna, You are on my heart tonight, just looking through the wonderful photos of your husband. My prayer is for each of your precious hearts...and how broken they are today but knowing that we serve a God who loves and restores brokenness, a God that comforts and heals the hurts & a God who will never leave you alone. There are so many friends who love & adore each of you, please know that my family is one that would be honored to walk this new season with you. When you need a hug, a hand, a warm meal, a tissue to wipe tears, a bible to read truth, a partner to pray with, a friend to be with or a mom to love on your children with you....you name it.... Love you.
Posted by Elaine Gozur on 22nd September 2014
Our sweet, sweet Tanna and Anya and Cole. We are sending many, many prayers your way. I only met Jeff one time...as we decorated for the ground breaking for the new worship center. Please know that we feel your enormous loss. Our sincere heartfelt sympathy to you and Jeff's entire family. We are here for you. Elaine and Paul at Party Mart.
Posted by Brooke Hellestrae on 22nd September 2014
Tanna, I am praying for you to know comfort and rest in your Heavenly Fathers big, loving arms as He carries you through this difficult time. We are all here for you in such a variety of ways, lifting up your family. You are precious and I love you.
Posted by Amy Daniels on 22nd September 2014
Love you, Anya and Cole...so many prayers and tears for you; I'm so sorry for the pain and hurt...I will be there to help move you. You had quite a few friends asking for you at camp - you were missed!
Posted by Sue Johnson on 22nd September 2014
Tanya, Anya and Cole, I was so sorry to hear about Jeff. My heart goes out to all of you and I hope you can find good memories during all your grief. I have to say I was so glad I had the opportunity to spend the time with you all during my visit in early June. We will miss Jeff. I will remember Jeff for all the crap he gave me about the Vikings.
Posted by Holly Busch on 22nd September 2014
Tanna, Anya & Cole, It's hard to understand why people are taken away from us, but find comfort in knowing that you were a special part of such a beloved life. We are praying for each and everyone of you! The Busch Family
Posted by Linda Brouhard on 22nd September 2014
Please know how much our hearts are with you right now. Words seem so limited right now. Just know we are thinking of you. Eric,Linda Mya and Gabi Brouhard (your Vball family always)
Posted by Patty Aalund Harkleroad on 22nd September 2014
Scott and I are very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you all!
Posted by Lisa Keenan on 22nd September 2014
Tanna, I only met Jeff twice at our GNC family picnics, but I could tell what a nice man he was just from those brief encounters. I know he will be missed terribly by you and all of those he touched in his short time he was here. I am praying for you and your family that you will find peace in this sad time of your lives and always remember the happy times and know that some day you will all be together again.

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