Allan Martin Behrends of Suffolk, VA passed away unexpectedly at his home in Avon, NC on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the age of 68.
Allan was born in Humboldt, Nebraska on June 30, 1950. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the US Navy, serving 4 years. Upon separation from the armed service, he began a long career in the commercial HVAC industry. In 1991 he formed Behrends Mechanical Inc. Behrends Mechanical operated successfully as a family-owned business until he retired in 2018.
Allan is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie Jean Behrends; his son Brad Allan Behrends and his wife Amanda Doyle Behrends of Suffolk; daughter Heather Jean Craun and son-in-law Grayson William Craun of Suffolk; and daughter Kathryn Lori Behrends of Virginia Beach.
Allan is also survived by his granddaughter Hannah Jean Craun and grandsons Tyler Gray and Nathan Allan Craun, who were the lights of his heart.
In addition to his immediate family, Allan is survived by his mother, Irma Oestmann of Palm Springs, CA; Pat and Dick Wolf, of Lincoln, NE; John and Susan Behrends of Boise, ID; Bill Behrends of Rapid City, SD; Russell and Carol Behrends of Tecumseh, NE; and Kurt Behrends of Elk Creek, NE.
Allan is preceded in death by his father, Allister Behrends; his brother Michael Behrends; and sister-in-law Lisa Behrends.
A private family burial will be held at a later date.
We will forever deeply miss his presence and his love.
Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
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