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Francine Behn

01/08/1937 - 09/17/2019

Francine Behn passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Appleton.

She was born to Edwin and Bridget Anthony on January 8, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois. After moving to Weyauwega, she married Dewey Behn on October 24, 1959. They made their home in the Larsen/Winchester area for many years until Dewey’s death in 1999.

Fran was an amazing cake baker and decorator and many wedding albums reflect her work. She loved to travel, especially to her beloved Ireland. In recent years Fran and her special friend, John Rietveld, travelled extensively in the United States.

Proud of her Irish heritage, Fran was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Scott (Cathy) Behn; daughter, Jeanne (Jeff) Brandt; grandchildren, Breehan (Jeremy), Max (Thuyvi), Nicole (Patrick), Meghan, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Belle, Teeghan, Cooper, Bennett, and Jo-Jo. Fran came from a large family but many siblings have passed. Two sisters, Karyn and Beatrice, and two brothers, Hugh and Robert remain to remember her. She also had a close circle of friends and other relatives. Cousins, Pat Boushley and Victor Anthony have been especially close and supportive. She loved and appreciated you all.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be on Thursday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega.

Fran, you will always be remembered and loved as a woman who spoke her mind and wanted the best for everyone. 

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Arlene klimke wrote on September 27, 2019
Francie was my first friend in Appleton when I moved to Appleton. She was my next door neighbor. We biked and did so many fun things together for years. She will truly be missed by me but thank the Lord for all the wonderful memories which can never be taken away. God bless her in Heaven.

Don&Tanna Anthony wrote on September 24, 2019
Scott&Jeanne ,we are so sorry to see your mom go ,she truly will be missed. We were able to talk with Fran at lenght at the reunion. Her smile was often the first face we would notice. Thank you for some amazing memories! Don&Tanna

Roxanne and Tai wrote on September 23, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We only knew her for a short time when are families became one. She will be missed.

Kathryn Bean and family. wrote on September 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss Scott and Jeanne and family. Aunt Fran's smile will forever be in my heart and mind. She was a wonderful soul and will be well missed. God bless and comfort you today and always