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“Steve, Nicole & Abbie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Agnes was such a kind hearted woman. Keep the memories alive and close to your heart......Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Leanne Bastian - Kaukauna

“So sorry to hear of your mother passing. There are no words sufficient to describe the pain you now feel. Please lean on God for comfort during...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: A J

“Steve, Nicole, and Abby - I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Agnes for the special ed. parent group in Kaukauna, and no one who knows Abby will...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Carrie Forster - Kaukauna, WI

“My thoughts of Agnes go way back to when she was our neighbor as a little girl. She and my daughter Renee played together constantly. Even though...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Friedl

“Steve& family ... I didn't know you that well but I hope you can be at oeace knowing Agnes is in a better place. I wish the best for you and your...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Jen Chaltry

“I am so sorry of your loss. What a beautiful tribute to Agnes! ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jamie Vogel

“Steve, Nicole and Abbie, We are so sorry for your loss. Agnes was a very special person and will be greatly missed. We are praying for your family. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Greg, Becky, Maria and Allison Lueddecke

“Steve and girls, We are so sorry to hear of Agnes’ passing. We hope that in this difficult time, you are able to find comfort in the memories...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: John and Lisa Kleinke

“May God hold you in the palm of his hand.she was a blessing to you for 49 years. You are in our prayers. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Gerrit and Dorothy Haima

“We are so sorry for the loss of such an amazing mother. Her love and dedication to her family was always visible Good deeds and great examples will...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: the Gafner family

“there are no words.. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Robin Jones

“Agnes was a beautiful person who was a joy to serve with at the school functions. You're blessed to have had her as a mom and wife. Her passing...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Wendy Brunson

“Steve and girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Agnes was a wonderful lady--and still is, now in heaven's joy. We'll be praying for your family. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jane Mose

“My Love and Prayers to YOU all. May God give you strength and wrap his arms around you. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Janice Velentzas - IL

“Steve, Nicole & Abby, you are in my thoughts & prayers as you make this journey. I know that God will put his arm around you all and support you in...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Joyce Luckow - WI

“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Marie Hoffman

“Steve, Abby and Nicole -- My deepest sympathy at this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you move through these difficult...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Sue Hasz - Appleton, WI

“Nicole and family, we are so sorry for your lose. Please now you are in our thoughts and prayers at this tough time. Hopefully all the good memories,...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: The Fafnis Family

“The world lost a kind, loving and compassionate woman this weekend. I will miss you my dear friend. The only comfort is that Agnes is at peace and...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Karrie Skarda - Palm Springs, CA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. What a comfort to know she is at peace and now in her Lords arms. May He be with you and your family in this...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Irene Luehring

“Steve, Nicole, Abby ~ Please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss of your dear wife and mother. We are so happy we had the time to get to know...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Pastor and Sherry Mau

“I'm so sorry for your loss! If you need anything please let me know! ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Nicole Vande voort

“so sorry for your loss ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Robin Jones


Agnes Behnke, age 49 of Kaukauna, took the hand of Jesus and followed him safely home on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home. Agnes was born in Oak Park, Illinois on March 8, 1967, daughter of the late Carl E. Funk and Eleanor (Zarter) Funk who resides in Appleton. Following high school in Mauston, Agnes attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Her training there gained her employment as an activity director at various senior living centers in the area. She worked at Evergreen Manor in Oshkosh as well as the Sheboygan Retirement Home. On June 13, 1992, she married Steven Behnke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marinette. Together, the couple enjoyed twenty-four years together and were blessed with two daughters. Agnes had many loves in life: she loved caring for the elderly and had a special place in her heart for the aged. She loved and advocated for all with special needs, especially her beloved Abbie. She loved every one of God's creations, but had a real soft spot for rabbits. She enjoyed family time playing games and American Girl dolls with her daughters. She loved crafting and scrapbooking until her health failed. She enjoyed the water, the beach, and Amphicar gatherings with our Amphi family of friends. Roller coasters brought her much joy and laughter, she especially looked for roller coasters that Abbie could ride with her. The family have been longtime and faithful members at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kaukauna where Agnes volunteered tirelessly. She ran the hot lunch program for a time, coordinated special meals, ran the concession stand at sporting events, and attended all of Nicole's various activities over the years which continued through high school. Spending time with Steve and the girls clearly was atop her list. She was the best wife and mom a guy and his kids could have asked for, and she will be dearly missed. Agnes is survived by her husband: Steven Behnke of Kaukauna; two daughters: Nicole Behnke who is a student at Concordia Univeristy – Wisconsin, and Abbie Behnke at Kaukauna HS; her mother: Eleanor Funk of Appleton; a brother: Carl W (Martha) Funk of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister-in-law: Kara Behnke (Andrew Green) of Marinette: a niece: Kristina Behnke and her daughter Ella; a nephew: Carl A (Keryna) Funk; and a niece: Kellie Funk. Agnes was preceded in death by her father, Carl E Funk. The Christian Funeral Service for Agnes will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 804 Grignon Street in Kaukauna, with Rev. David Fleischmann officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna, on Friday from 4 to 7 PM and again at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. For more information or to share a memory of Agnes, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to thank the legion of caregivers that battled right alongside of Agnes these last 3+ years. They include everyone at the Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center where her surgeons and oncologists performed nearly impossible surgeries to help extend her time with us. Here at home, Dr. Xin Yao, Alicia Schumacher APNP, and their support staff at FVHO were our angels, along with the 7th Floor at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton and the selfless workers from Heartland Hospice. Pastor Fleischmann, your presence, prayers, and promises of Agnes' being in the loving arms of our Lord have brought us boundless comfort, and we are forever thankful for your words. And a special thank you to the members of Trinity Lutheran Church for your never ending kindness to our family. A memorial fund has been established for Agnes' daughters' education.

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