Donald Behm of Baldwin passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. He was born in 1939 in Phlox, WI. and is the son of John A. and Sophia (Verhasselt) Behm. He married Nancy Vernon in Ocean Springs, MS. in 1960. Don entered into the Air Force in 1958 and served 22 years, retiring as a senior Master Sergeant in 1980. He served as a Communications Operations Specialist and Master Military Training Instructor.
He had a variety of assignments throughout his career including tours in Texas, Mississippi, Turkey, California, Alaska and Florida. He earned the Air force Expeditionary Medal, NCO graduate ribbon, numerous Army/Air force longevity awards, Good Conduct Medal award with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendations Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
After Don’s retirement from the Military, he worked for the Defense Department as a Civil Service employee. He was employed in various career fields and, was promoted to Assistant Program Manager, Logistics within the Programs Countermeasure Dispensing System Program. He earned an Associate Degree, Bachelor of Industrial Science Degree, and a Master Degree from the University of Central Michigan.
Don is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Cynthia Matthews, Son’s Donald II, Brian, and Steven. Also, Don is survived by eleven grand children and numerous great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother’s John Jr. (1929-1978), Harold (1930-2011), Richard (1935-1996), LeRoy (1944-2015), and sister Dorothy (1931-2003). Additionally, a brother James and sister Helen died during infancy in the early 1930’s.
The viewing will be on Friday, May 18 at 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M at the Prestwood Funeral home in Baldwin, Fl. The funeral service will be held immediately after the viewing. Don will be cremated and have a private family service at the Veteran National cemetery in N/W Jacksonville, Fl.
Please note...There will be a reception held at The Coleman House 150 Center Street S. Baldwin, FL 32234 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM on Friday May 18, 2018.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to: Prestwood Funeral Home 105 US Hwy 90, Baldwin, Florida 32234 -Our family serving yours, since 1999.-