Tonawanda News


March 14, 2013

Erna S. Behm


Erna S. (nee Stange) Behm, age 94, of North Tonawanda, March 13, 2013 in Oakwood Nursing Home. Erna was a lifelong member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and was a former secretary of the church.
She was the wife of the late William Behm. She was the sister of the late John and Arthur Stange. Aunt of Richard (Christine) Stange of Grand Island and the late Kenneth Stange and Sharon Rupp.  Great-aunt of Wendy (Brian) Pazderski of Akron, Marc Rupp of West Palm Beach, FL, Douglas (Kathi) Stange and Dennis Stange, both of North Tonawanda. Also survived by many great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Friday from 4-7 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM from St. Mark Lutheran Church, the Rev. David Belasic will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY 14120.
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