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.