Margaret E. Behrendt
Date of Birth
January 29, 1924
Rural Blair, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 12, 2019
Apex, North Carolina
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, May 20, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church ~ Omaha, Nebraska
Interment at Flower Hill Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Monday, May 20, 2019 ~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church ~ Omaha, Nebraska


Zion Lutheran Church, Flower Hill Cemetery or Transitions Hospice Care of Raleigh, NC

Margaret Emma (Wulf) Behrendt, 95 passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Apex, NC.  She was born on January 29th, 1924 to Christian and Frieda Wulf at their family farm west of Blair. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Orum, Nebraska. After grade school at Lincoln School, she graduated from Blair High School in 1940 and attended Dana College. She taught school for many years in Washington and Douglas Counties and also taught at a Montessori school in Omaha and later was a substitute teacher.

She was married to Arthur Behrendt on March 29th, 1943 while Art was serving in the army during World War II. Together, they lived near Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and in Baltimore, Maryland near the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Their daughter Jeanne was born while Art was overseas in the European theater. After Art’s return home in 1946, they made their home on a farm west of Omaha and Margaret continued living there until June 2008 when she moved to Maple Ridge, a retirement community. In 2013, she moved to Morrisville, North Carolina to be closer to her family.

Margaret was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of Lydia Circle for over 60 years and was Cradle Roll Superintendent for 20 years. She was a member of Sunnyside FCE club and a Charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #266 in Bennington. Art and Margaret enjoyed traveling and along with many trips to San Diego, California and Atlanta, Georgia, travelled to Australia, New Zealand and Europe and throughout the United States.

Margaret enjoyed sewing, making many quilts for her family and crocheting blankets, hats and scarves. Each December before Christmas, she mailed a big package full of hats and scarves to her church in Omaha to give to the needy.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur of 49 years, infant son David Lee, her parents; sister, Erdine Rasmussen, and three brothers, Marvin, Norman and Lester Wulf. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and John Grover of Cary, North Carolina; her two granddaughters, Kathryn and her husband Kevin of Cary, North Carolina and Sarah and husband James Lane of Midlothian, Virginia; her great grandchildren, Jacob and Samuel Tweedy and Charles and Kerrington Lane and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Condolences for Margaret E. Behrendt
  1. Gwen Cohrs Sampson
    • May 19, 2019 - 1 year ago

    Margaret was a wonderful lady. She and I were pen pals for many years. We were friends at Zion Lutheran Church and stayed in touch via “snail mail”. She will be missed. God is lucky to have you home!

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