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Obituary: Sister Ruth Behrend

Sister Ruth L. (Knutson) Behrend died at Watertown, Wisconsin, January 21, 2018, at age 88. She was born January 26, 1929 at Northfield, Minn., a daughter of Clarence and Lillie (Nelson) Knutson.

Sister Behrend was united in marriage to Brother Wilbur W. Behrend on June 9, 1950, at Northfield, Minnesota. She served alongside her husband in pastorates in Wisconsin (Ephraim, Glenwood, Lake Mills), and Minnesota (Waconia).

Daughters, Charlene and Jeanie; sons, James and Daniel; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive Sister Behrend. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur, on June 6, 2003.

Memorial services were held February 10, 2018, at Watertown Moravian Church, 
Watertown, Wisconsin with the Rev. Kurt Liebenow officiating. Memorial gifts were welcomed for Marquardt Foundation in Watertown, 
Wisconsin.

Moravian Daily Texts

06/17/2018

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1

Sunday, June 17 — Ezekiel 17:22–24; Psalm 92:1–4,12–15
2 Corinthians 5:6–10,14–17; Mark 4:26–34

My spirit abides among you; do not fear. Haggai 2:5

Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:5

God of hope, we lift up our hearts to you with thankfulness. We praise you with song all day long! Thank you for loving us. Let nothing shake our confidence in you. In every change, you are faithful. Amen.

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