|Our youngest daughter, was excited and did a very professional job on her God Father, Uncle Ed's Birthday cake.|
|Uncle Ed loves to play guitar and we could all tell he was enjoying a small guitar jam with our daughter Melissa and my husband Jeff. Many who were there for the open house enjoyed the lovely music and singing along.|
|Uncle Ed led us in singing the table prayer.|
|Uncle Eds two sons surprised him and were both at St Andrew Church and also spent the afternoon with their dad at the Surprise open house.|
Uncle Ed with more of his family. His daughter and more grandchildren were not able to make it to the celebration.
|I love his big smile. He was enjoying every minute and I heard later that he mentioned how very much he enjoyed the party and all the thoughts and cards.|
|There were a lot of last hugs from Uncle Ed that day!|
Almost exactly one month latter, My sweet Uncle Ed was killed in a one vehicle accident when his pickup lost control on early morning icy roads. It was approximately 8:30 AM on December 11th at a location very close to where Uncle Ed's wife had died 16 years earlier in a very similar car accident.
My husband I felt bad that we could not make it back to Niagara for his funeral. We are very thankful for the live video and many pictures that our niece Angel and our daughter and son in law took.
|My Uncle Ed's oldest son, 3rd from left and grandchildren with one great grandchild.|
So it is that we say good-bye to my Uncle Ed from this world, knowing and believing in Jesus promise that we will certainly see him again in heaven for eternity.
Jesus tells us in John 14:19b Because I live, you also will live.
I know that my Uncle Ed believed these words and promise from Christ Jesus. He was blessed through Holy Baptism as a infant and The Holy Spirit who brought him to faith has kept him firm in faith until the end. This is our prayer for each of us as well. The book of John has many many important words of Jesus for all of us.
THE TRUE WORD.
Below are a few nice pictures filled with memories of my Uncle Ed. I hope you enjoy them.
|Melissa our daughter with her God Father, |
Uncle Ed. taken August 2017
|Uncle Ed with Melissa and our 2 grandchildren who adored their Uncle Ed. Aug 2017|
|My last Uncle Ed Hug! Nov 12, 2017|
Edgar Johannes Behm was born November 14, 1927 to John and Ella (Strassburg) Behm, the ninth of eleven children at Niagara.
He received God’s gift of forgiveness and the Holy Spirit in baptism on December 5, 1927 and confirmed his faith in Jesus as his Savior at St. Andrew Lutheran Church at Niagara on April 6, 1941. He remained a lifelong member and was active in the choir and served on boards within the church including the positions of Elder and Trustee. Ed’s strong faith and love of family was evident as he was entrusted by family and friends to the Baptismal Sponsor for their children. Ed waited over 40 years before he met his beautiful bride, Marcella Hoefer. She was everything he had hoped for in a Godly wife. Ed and Marcy were married July 15, 1972. They fostered many children before making Roxie, Jeremy and Scott a part of their forever family through adoption.
He will be missed by all of his loved ones this side of heaven and is survived by his children: Roxie Moen of Eden Prairie MN, Jeremy of Clinton WI, and Scott of Devils Lake ND, Grandchildren Sadie, Sydney, Alex and Nate Moen, Paul, Jamey, Cody, Nick, Grace, and Isabelle Behm and his great grandson Theodore Behm. His sister Vera Odegaard of Niagara, Sisters-in-law Vivian Behm of Larimore ND and Marlys (Leonard) Berdal of Grand Forks ND and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be rejoicing in Heaven with all the Saints who have died before him! He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcy, his parents, sisters Ellen Olson, Louise Krueger, Adeline Olson, Doris Wood, Loretta Hanssen, and Caroline Runyan and his brothers, Ferdinand, John and Arthur.
Ed was lifelong farmer. He worked a field with a team of horses at only 8 years old. He loved baseball and played with local teams until he no longer could. In his early teens, his dad brought home a guitar and Ed taught himself how to play. His guitar went everywhere with him and in his retirement, Ed enjoyed playing at area nursing homes.
|The four brothers who also sang as a quartet. L to R Art, John, Ed and Fernie Behm|
|My mother with her younger brother Ed. 2015|
|Sept 1, 2015 Uncle Ed with his 2 living sisters Vera on left and Loretta, my mother who went home to heaven one year later on Sep 2, 2016|
|Uncle Ed with his dog Sal and big red barn background. 2014|
|Uncle Ed prided himself in his garden especially his sweet corn.|
Uncle Ed truly loved his wife Marcy. We all did. Here she is with a granddaughter and below singing with her husband Ed..
|Uncle Ed loved children and was always a good Christian example for all who knew him. God richly blessed me in giving me a sweet loving Christian Uncle as him.|