Summerville, Union County, Oregon
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Arthur F. Behrens, 90, Summerville, died Friday at Grande Ronde Hospital.
Mr. Behrens was born Aug. 23, 1899, in La Grande, to August and Margareth (Kelin) Behrens. He married Ardra I. Littreal Nov. 13, 1923, in La Grande. He spent his life farming and ranching in the Grande Ronde Valley.
Mr. Behrens was a member of the Elgin Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Oregon Wheat League and the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and was Cattleman of the Year in 1976.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and horses, especially his palominos, and broke many horses for people.
Survivors include his wife, Ardra, Summerville; a daughter, Margaret J. Yates, Summerville; one granddaughter; five great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Behrens, Summerville; sisters, Nellie Teeter, Imbler, and Ruby Patterson, Hood River; and other relatives. A brother, Edwin Behrens and a sister Eda Weis, died earlier.
A service for Mr. Behrens will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Irwin Smutz of Imbler Christian Church will officiate.
Masonic services will be conducted by the Elgin Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Committal and vault interment will follow at Summerville Cemetery.
La Grande, Oregon
Monday, October 23, 1989