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Mildred Behrens
(08-12-1925 - 01-09-2012)

Mildred Behrens, 86 of Elgin passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was born August 12, 1925 in Clay County, Minnesota the daughter of Alfred and Emma Getz Evert. At the age of 6 she came to Illinois and was raised by her great aunt and uncle, Alvera and Herman Rodewald of Bartlett. She married Albert Behrens on Oct. 30, 1943 and was employed by Simpson Electric, Elgin until she retired.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elgin.
Surviving are her daughter, Karen Garbrecht, grandson, Gary Garbrecht, granddaughter, Pamela (Stan) Soder and great grandson, Brian Soder all of Elgin. Her brother, Alfred (Lorr) Evert of Fargo, N.D. and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert on Aug. 7, 1997, her great aunt and uncle, her son in law, Ralph Garbrecht, grandson, Steven Soder, 2 sisters and a brother.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 12, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elgin. Burial will be private in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services in the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elgin. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family.

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