Virgil C. Behr, 63, 333 Concord Avenue, St. Marys, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born July 14, 1948, in Sidney, to Rita (Greve)and Wilbur Behr.
On April 15, 1978, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie, he married Patricia A. Dorsten, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Chris (Heather) Behr, of St. Marys, and Curt (Ashley) Behr, of St. Marys: three grandchildren: Cameron Wilker, Kadin Behr, and Mackenzie Behr; father and step-mother Wilbur (Bea) Behr, of Fryburg; six brothers, Melvin (Linda) Behr, of Wapakoneta, Eugene â€śYogiâ€ť Behr, of Wapakoneta, Jerry (Jewelie) Behr, of Cartersville, Ga., Norman (Kim) Behr, of Fryburg, Nelson Behr, of Columbus, and Denny (Karen) Behr, of Troy, two sisters, Donna (Denny) Steinke, of Wapakoneta, and Carol (Dan) Hemmert, of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Behr; and parents-in-law, Victor and Justina Dorsten.
He was a graduate of Wapakoneta High School (Class of 1966) and also graduated from Northwestern Business College in Lima.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Korea during the Vietnam War.
He was the owner of Kellermeyerâ€™s Menâ€™s Clothing Store in downtown St. Marys. Previously, he had been employed at First National Bank in Wapakoneta and Bank One in St. Marys for 25 years.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1592, VFW Post 9289, and Eagles Lodge Aerie 767, all in St. Marys.
An active member of the community, he served on the Friends of Holy Rosary board, Good for Business of the Capabilities program and assisted and advised Agape Ministries in their financial matters.
Virgilâ€™s favorite pastimes included golfing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren and his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher officiating. Burial with full graveside military honors will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys.
Contributions may be directed to Friends of Holy Rosary, Auglaize County Cancer Society, or Grand Lake Hospice Program.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
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