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Evelyn H. Behr 1924 - 2016
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Evelyn H. Behr 1924 - 2016

HOISINGTON — Evelyn H. Behr, 92, died April 28, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 17, 1924, on the farm north of Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Frank J. and Mary L. (Frenzl) Huschka. A longtime Hoisington resident, she was a homemaker. On Nov. 28, 1945, she married Norbeith E. Seyfert at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. He died on June 14, 1948. She then married Francis J. Behr on Oct. 7, 1952, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington.
Evelyn was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Altar Society.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Francis J. Behr of Hoisington; two sons, Ronald J. Seyfert and wife Karen of Ada, and Norman E. Seyfert and wife Jan of Oak Grove, Mo.; two daughters, Mary Ann Behr of Hoisington and Janice K. “Jan” Nondorf and husband John of Liberal; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Huschka of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norbeith E. Seyfert; parents, Frank and Mary Huschka; and 11 siblings, Frank Huschka, Leonard Huschka, Albert Huschka, Frances Sessler, Marie Doll, Ida Rziha, Martin Huschka, Leona Klein, Edward Huschka, Eugene Huschka, and LeRoy Huschka.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church celebrated by Father Don Bedore, Father Pascal Klein, and Father Ultan Murphy. Burial will follow in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Vigil with Altar Society Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. John Cemetery Fund or Kans for Kids in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 29, 2016