Wanda Behrens

Return to Obituaries


September 5, 1937 - March 6, 2014

Leave a message of condolence


Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5-8 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:30a.m., Living Word Lutheran Church


Wanda Louise Carmack Behrens, born Sept. 5, 1937 in Flagstaff, AZ passed away March 6, 2014 at home. Preceded in death by her husband, best friend and soul mate, Charles (Chuck) Behrens, parents, Lee and Alice Carmack, brother, Dale Carmack. Survived by sons, Mark (Shevelle) of Grove City, OH, Scott (Bernie Drake) of Westerville, Gregory (Joanie) of Union, OH and Rodney (Julie) of Dayton, OH; granddaughters, Alicia, Micala and Monica; sister-in-law, Edith Behrens of Gladstone, MO; many cousins, nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Vicki Behrens of Gahanna. Most of her career was in the lumber industry and during that time she was active in Columbus Metropolitan Club, National Assn. of Accountants, Ohio Lumbermans Assn., past president of National Assn. of Credit Managers, Mid Ohio Chapter, and where she was honored twice for outstanding achievements, and the 7:30 Club. After Wanda retired, she and Chuck moved to Gatlinburg, TN where they enjoyed mountain living. Chuck played golf and Wanda was Park Treasurer and both were active in Smoky Mountain Resorts Ministries. In 2005 Wanda moved back to Columbus to be near her family. She joined and became active in Living Word Lutheran Church and Blendon Township Senior Morning Mingle. In both places she was so blessed with many friends. Due to good friends JoAnn and Sam Greaves who sprinkled sand in their shoes, Wanda and Chuck traveled the World. Coming home was always the best. She has now traveled to her final and most perfect home. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday 5-8 p.m. . Service will be held at Living Word Lutheran Church, 7539 Dustin Road, Galena, OH Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Derrick Hurst, officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Living Word Lutheran Church or Grace Hospice.


Linda Hartmann - Apr 22, 2014

Dear Mark and Scott, Greg and Rodney,
As you know, your parents were my Godparents and our families were very close in our formative years. Your mother and father, and all of you, will always mean a great deal to me and hope that we never lose touch. Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of your mother and know how special it was to see most of you prior to your father’s passing in Ohio. It was a wonderful catching up period and a left me with great memories of all of you. As Jeannie said, your Mother was a class act and unforgettable, and I think that way of all of you. My love goes out to you at this time of sadness, adjustment, and grief. Warmest regards,
Linda Hartmann

Leslie Greaves Janzen - Mar 13, 2014

Wanda’s smile and personality lit up the whole room. I always enjoyed visits from Chuck and Wanda when they visited my parents home and marveled at the love and respect demonstrated by the “Behrens Boys.” I’ll always love Wanda as the warm friend with a smoke in one hand, a scotch in the other, and contagious laughter that filled the room.

Savannah Watson - Mar 12, 2014

Dear Behrens family, Please accept my sincerest apologies for your loss. It is always hard to lose someone you love. I personally have lost loved ones in death and wanted to share a scripture from the Bible that helped me during this time. It is found at Revelation 3:4 ” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This scripture talks about who Jehovah God will wipe out every tear and death will be no more. Isn’t that an encouraging thought we can look forward to in the future? I hope this scripture was comforting to you and the rest of your family during this hard time. If you would like more information about this topic or about Jehovah’s Witnesses in general you can visit our website free of charge at www.jw.org. Thank you for your time.

Matt & Maureen Ruttle - Mar 10, 2014

Dear Rod & Julie, Monica and family:
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of mourning for your Mother / Grandmother, Wanda. Peace & comfort to all of you. Take good care.
Matt & Maureen Ruttle (St. Rita’s Church)

Christopher Duemmel - Mar 9, 2014

I’m sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Jeannie Hartmann - Mar 7, 2014

Scott,Mark,Greg, Rodney, I’m sorry I will not be with you Tue.,to say goodby. Your Mom was a real class act & will be missed. Love, jeannie

Return to Obituaries