Donald “Don” D. Behr, age 76, of Rothschild passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center, Weston. He was born May 16, 1945 in Wausau to the late Henry and Rosella (Baranowski) Behr. Don married Mary Guilday on March 5, 1971 in Iowa, a union that would last over 50 years.
In his earlier years, Don worked at Loed in Wausau and went onto work at Wausau Window Wall where he retired from after more than 30 years of work.
Some of Don’s favorite pastimes include racing on local tracks, being a baseball and softball coach for his children, and as he got older he became an amazing craftsman where he learned the art of creating detailed wood working.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Behr, Rothschild; Four children, Jeremy (Leea) Behr, Merrill; Cherie (Todd) Zunker, Wausau; Deanna Behr (Eric Parkman), Mosinee; Bob (Beth) Behr, Merrill; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Aaron) , Zach (Courtney), Sierra, Alex (Faith), Kori, Kylee (Charles), Amiya, Carter; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Addison; one sister Patty (Ron) Petrowski, Wausau.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Rosella Behr; brother, John Behr.
A Memorial visitation for Don will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, WI 54403. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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