Leo Dean Behrens, Age :71

Dec 10,1949---Mar 12,2021

Leo Dean Behrens passed away on 2021 March 12th at the age of 71 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Fighting a long battle of health issues demonstrating his fighting spirit, facing everything with his contagious smile. Fearlessly facing all that came his way with the support of his treasured (Step) Daughter Vickey Johnson

Leo, Born December 10th 1949 in Ellsworth, Kansas to Delbert Behrens and Lucia Behrens (Meier). The eldest of 10, Leo graduated from Riley county High School in Riley, KS in 1968 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and served through 1971 doing a tour in Vietnam. Leo grew up a tinkerer, taking everything apart and putting it back together, developing into a grade A Mechanic. Always loving and willing to help Family and Friends.

Leo is preceded in passing by his loving wife Linda, his parents Delbert and Lucia Behrens. Leo leaves his loving family: two sons: Robert Behrens and Lucas Behrens of Washington State, Bonus sons and Daughters: Charles Crites of NM, Dianna Gibson of KS, Mickey Gibson of KS, Jerry Crites of NM, Vickey Johnson of MT; Brothers and sisters: Doris Lupher (spouse Gale) of Greenleaf, KS; Don Behrens (spouse Teri) of Olsburg, KS, Lyle Behrens (spouse Kisa) of SC, Dave Behrens (spouse Nancy) of WY, Debra Motley (spouse Tom) of KS, Linda Larimore (spouse Steve) of MO, Lois Stacy (spouse John) of MO, Della Smith (spouse Greg) of KS, Laura Rogers (spouse Warren) of KS

The only thing Leo loved more then tinkering was fishing. One fishing battle that comes to mind is a monstrous 30 pound fish that he fought for hours on end, when it was finally reeled into view about to scoop it out of the water the line broke….

Leo went to the big lake in the sky with a fishin’ pole in is hand so he could catch the one that got away.


Arrangements Entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main Street NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031