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Gerald M. Behm Sr.
(10-16-1943 - 07-29-2018)

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Gerald M. Behm Sr., 74, of South Elgin passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 in his home. He was born October 16, 1943 in Elgin the son of Vernon and Roberta Pearson Behm. Gerald had worked at St. Charles Kitchens for 33 years a professional spray painter before retiring.

He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church.

Survivors include his 5 children, Mark Behm, Gerald Behm Jr., Susan Behm, Steven Behm and Sharon McDonough, 17 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and two on the way, 2 brothers, Larry Behm and Clyde Behm and a sister, Cora (Behm) Serna and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 43 years, Barbara Taber Behm and a sister in infancy, Ruth Ann Behm.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 2, at 11:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with Rev. Dennis Ammons officiating. Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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