Lorene Evelyn Behrends
Lorene Evelyn Behrends
  • October 10, 1925 - July 10, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lorene E. Behrends, 91, of Lincoln, went home, Monday, 7/10/17.

She was born in Vesta, NE, on 10/10/1925 to Fred & Mary (Leuenberger) Baum.

She attended Peru State and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She taught elementary education for over 54 years, including Walton, Holland, West Lincoln, Norris and Lincoln Public Schools. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority, Legion Auxiliary Cortland Chapter, N.S.E.A.R, and founding member of the L.E.A.R.. She enjoyed volunteering in the Lincoln community and especially at Vine Congregational Church. Lorene loved quilting, gardening and her chickens.

Preceded in death by parents, brothers Lester Baum & Robert Baum, sister Luella Baum, & son-in-law Jefferson Pettyjohn Jr.

Survived by:

Daughter Ardith Buerstetta of Lincoln

Granddaughters Heather Van Huff-Sykes of Lincoln, Delia (Dana) Gilbertsen of Omaha.

Great grandchildren: Ella Van Huff, Jerel Sykes, & Miah Sykes of Lincoln.

Brothers Glen (Mary Lou) Baum, Norman (Connie) Baum of Tecumseh, NE

Nieces & Nephews

Memorial service 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22, 2017

Vine Congregational Church 1800 Twin Ridge Rd Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Kappa Kappa Iota Scholarship Fund or Arbor Day Foundation

Condolences www.lincolnfh.com