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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

08/17/2018

Friday, August 17 — Psalm 100
Joshua 24:14–Judges 1:16; Luke 18:1–17

The Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city?” Jonah 4:10–11 (NASB)

Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other. 1 Corinthians 10:24

Creating Lord—you trusted us with one of the biggest responsibilities of all time: to care for your creation and all that is in it. Creation speaks to us and cannot be pushed past its boundaries. Help us tune our ears to listen to the voices that do not sound like ours. Amen.

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