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Norman Behlmer

Dec. 26, 1928-July 11, 2011

Norman D. Behlmer, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 1:15 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the mass at the nursing home. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Norman Dale Behlmer was born to Arthur and Hazel (Ridgeway) Behlmer on December 26, 1928 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in the Fargo area. During his working life, Norm sold real estate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice "Charlie" Behlmer of Detroit Lakes; a son, Jerry (Cheryl Kohler) Behlmer of Detroit Lakes; daughters, Jean (Bill) Thoemke of West Fargo and Jennifer (Mike) Mahler of Urbandale, Iowa; five grandchildren, Jason (Shanna) Behlmer, Travers Behlmer, Dawn (Tim) Beedy, Stacy (Kari) Behlmer and Samantha Mahler; nine great grandchildren, Sharissa, Sheldon and Sharanda Behlmer, Christopher, Alex and Anne Beedy, Courtnay, Ian and Adam Behlmer; and one great-great grandson, Emmet Beedy.

Preceding him in death were two great grandsons, Thomas Thoemke and Matthew Mahler.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at