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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

04/21/2018

Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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