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JULIUS ‘JR’ HENRY BEHLING
Julius Henry Bruene Behling, JR was born in his parent’s
rural farm home south of Beemer, NE 3 May 1928. He was
Julius Bruene and Louise (Daberkow) Behling’s third and youngest son
joining two older brothers and two sisters with a younger sister joining 
the family later. Julius left his earthly body and entered into his heavenly
home prepared for him early 6 April 2017 with his wife ‘loving him
peacefully into Jesus’ waiting arms at St. Francis Hospital, West Point, NE.
Julius was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church 
rural Beemer at which site he also completed the first eight grades of school. In
1949 he joined the U. S. Coast Guard where he served until honorably discharged
in 1952. Shortly thereafter Julius obtained his GED for High School, attended and 
graduated from the National Radio Institute of Los Angeles, CA by 1959 and in the 1980’s graduated from Mesa College, San Diego, CA with an Associate Degree in Engineering. 
At that time he began his career in the field of electronics with Cubic Defense Systems 
of San Diego, CA retiring in August of 1993. The love of the land instilled in Julius from
the beginning remained his entire life and upon retirement he returned to the family farm.
Julius had a love of flying that led to his owning a Piper J-5 which gave him the privilege of 
giving many Cuming County folks their first airplane ride. He was a member of the 
Experimental Aircraft Association of Norfolk, NE and Oshkosh, WI. Other interests included
Lutheran Layman’s League, Immanuel Lutheran Church choir and other offices within the church, Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent) and a charter member of the Cuming County Historical Society. While in the U.S. Coast Guard he served as a radio operator, First Class and saw ports in Cheboygan, WI, New Orleans and Alaska. While with Cubic Corporation
he was assigned as a civilian to military bases in Canada, Sardinia, Italy, England and the Netherlands from the home base in San Diego, CA.
In 1959, Julius and Wynona Lee Foy of Escondido, CA were married in Norwalk, CA . Deciding to help Julius’ father farm, Julius moved his family to the farm for the next 12 years. 
After that, Escondido, CA became the family home base until Julius’ retirement in 1993 when he and Wynona returned to the family farm – a long time dream fulfilled.
The loving and close-knit family Julius left are: Spouse: Wynona (Foy) Behling, daughters:
Lana (Mike) Wolford, Diane (Eric) Wright, and son: Robert (Stefani) Behling. Seven grandsons:
Michael “M.C.”(Hannah) Wolford; Matthew (Bailey) Wolford; E. Keegan Wright; 
Caleb Wright, Samuel Wright and Henry Wright; Zachary Behling.
Siblings: Ewald (Margaret) Behling; Julie (Behling) Langevin, Lois (Behling) Glade; and 
Lydia (Behling) Lambrecht. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also remain.
Julius was preceded in death by his first-born son, Mark Behling; his parents, brother: Edgar (Esther) Behling and three brothers-in-law: Wyman Glade, Artwin Lambrect and LeRoy Langevin.

“Rest confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Rest in the Lord …and wait patiently for Him” Psalm 27:13,14 -- exactly what Julius did and the Lord rewarded him.
May 3
May 3
4 great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter on the way! We miss you!
April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022
Dad, actually thankful you didn't have to deal with this pandemic stuff! It's crazy...in the midst of it all, MC and Hannah's family added baby Hayes and Matt and Bailey's family added baby Ethan! Joy !
April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020
This year you would have been 92! and you now have 2 great-grandkids...Canyon Dean Wolford (MC and Hannah) and Isaac Matthew Wolford (Matt and Bailey)!!
May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018
Still remembering you, Dad...and celebrating your life!
April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018
Hard to believe it's been a year...love you, Dad...miss you! Lana

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