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Marian Behrens

January 7, 1937 — May 8, 2021

Marian L. Behrens, 84, formerly of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Luther Oaks in Bloomington, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge.  Face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.  Burial will be in Mount Joy Cemetery in Park View, Iowa.  Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or to Camp Courageous.

Marian's funeral service will be livestreamed on the website of Faith Lutheran Church: and on their Facebook page:

Marian was born January 7, 1937 in rural Wadena, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil & Lucile (Gordon) Kelly.  She was united in marriage to Lorenz F. Behrens on September 7, 1957 in Randalia, Iowa.

Marian was an active member at Faith Lutheran Church, serving as church secretary for 7 ½ years.  She enjoyed volunteering over the years with the North Scott Food Pantry and sewing and quilting for various Veterans’ groups, Head Start and the Pioneer Village of Scott County.  Marian was also an avid reader.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Lorenz; her son and daughter-in-law, Martin Behrens & Susan Bassie of Normal, Illinois; her daughter-in-law, Bobbie Behrens of Long Grove, Iowa; her grandchildren, Tobias (Stephanie) Behrens, Amanda (Rick) Dryoel and Nate (Jaime) Noel; her great-grandchildren, Zac, Ethan, Faith, Caden and Annika; her sisters, Virginia Mitchell of Arlington, Iowa and Judy (Robert) Rothlisberger of West Union, Iowa; her brother, Gordon (Verla) Kelly of Maynard, Iowa; and her sisters-in-law, Ursula Cordes, Marlys Schoephoerster and Jo Behrens.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Terry Behrens; her twin-sister, Marbeth Kelly; her brother, Keith Kelly; her sisters-in-law, Elaine, Mikki and Geraldine Kelly; and her brothers-in-law, Jon Mitchell, Howard Cordes, Loren Smith, Gint Behrens, Herb Watson and Ronald Schoephoerster.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Faith Lutheran Church (Eldridge)


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