HOISINGTON — Francis J. Behr, 88, died January 16, 2018, at Cherry Village, Great Bend. He was born November 14, 1929, in Hoisington, Kansas, the son of Vincent K. and Lily E. (Mater) Behr. Francis graduated from Hoisington High School in 1947. He then served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War as a sergeant.
A lifetime Hoisington resident, Francis retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1989 after 24 1/2 years.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus #1521. Francis was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. #7428 and the American Legion #286, both of Hoisington. He was also a member of the 25th Infantry Division Association and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
On October 7, 1952, he married Evelyn (Huschka) Seyfert, in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2016.
Survivors include; two sons, Ronald J. Seyfert and wife Karen of Ada, KS, 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, KS; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Behr, and brothers, Gerald V. Behr, Jerome K. Behr, and Max A. Behr.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with Vigil and Rosary, led by the Knights of Columbus, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.
Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2017, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, celebrated by Fathers Anselm Eke and Pascal Klein. Burial with military graveside honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard will follow in Hoisington Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John Cemetery Fund and Kans for Kids in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
PO Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Jan. 18, 2018