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Behrendt, Paula Jean (Darling) (1943 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/28/2022 at 19:09:56

Name of deceased: Paula Jean Behrendt (nee Darling)

Aged: 78 yrs, 8 mo, 18 days

Residence: Omaha, Douglas County, NE (formerly of Harlan, Shelby County, IA)

Born: Aug. 26, 1943; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: May 13, 2022; University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Douglas County, NE

Funeral services: Saturday, May 28, 2022; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Daughter, Sherry Behrendt (SO, Mark Helinski) and Mark’s daughter, Haley; brother, Jeff (spouse, Lora) Darling; sister-in-law, Mildred Behrendt; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Wayne Thomas and Mary Alice (nee Ramey) Darling; husband, Cliff; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Bob Seipel

Education: Attended school in Irwin, IA and graduated with the class of 1961; she continued her education at the University of Northern IA, Cedar Falls, IA and achieved her degree in Library Science from there

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Clifford Behrendt; June 5, 1965; Irwin Methodist Church, Irwin, IA

Employment: Employed as school librarian in the Harlan (IA) Community Schools for 37 years, mostly in the middle school. During last few years, she also taught computer classes. In 2002, she retired from teaching and in 2003, she began working for Shelby County Extension as the Office Coordinator until her retirement in 2012.

Hobbies/Interests: She served as secretary of the Shelby County (IA) Fair and executive secretary of the Iowa Educational Media Association; Paula volunteered her time as fair superintendent, library board and library foundation board member, RAGBRAI committee, Boots to Heels, and with Delta Kappa Gamma. She was inducted into the Shelby County Fair Hall of Fame, the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame, and in 2009, been named Shelby County Citizen of the Year. Enjoyed traveling, her pets, reading and doing puzzles.

Sources: kjan.com; knodfm.com; pauleyjones.com


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