John Matthew Behm, 86, of Valier, Illinois passed away into the hands of our Lord at 8:05 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Herrin Hospital.
John was born July 11, 1933 in Titonka, Iowa to William and Gertie.
He married Juanita Ann Warren May 24, 1953 in Nevada, Iowa. She preceded him in death August 17, 2004.
He is survived by a daughter, Wanda Underwood of Christopher; four sons, Douglas (Cheri) Behm of Christopher, Rodney (Gail) Behm of Coello, Stanley (Lisa) Behm of Hopkinsville, KY and Wayne (Michele) Behm of Christopher; eleven grandchildren, Drew, Kristi, Joseph, Johnny, Scotty, Warren, Miranda, Lyleigh, Dillon, Nicholas, Jacob and Joshua and several great grandchildren and a dear lady friend, Donna Sawvell of Kansas. He was one of ten children.
His daughter Peggy Ann also preceded him in death.
Mr. Behm was of the Methodist faith and a retired farmer.
Funeral services for Mr. Behm will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler with Pastors Bert Mitchell and James Sloan officiating. Burial will be at the Zeigler cemetery. Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m., until the hour of the services at the funeral home.
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