- Local Guide
Virgil C. Behr, 63, of 333 Concord Ave., St. Marys, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 14, 1948, in Sidney, to Wilbur and Rita (Greve) Behr, and his mother preceded him in death. His father and stepmother, Bea, survive him in Fryburg.
On April 15, 1978, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Cranberry Prairie, he married Patricia A. Dorsten, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Chris (Heather) Behr of St. Marys and Curt (Ashley) Behr of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Cameron Wilker, Kadin Behr and Mackenzie Behr; six brothers, Melvin (Linda) Behr of Wapakoneta, Eugene “Yogi” Behr of Wapakoneta, Jerry (Jewelie) Behr of Cartersville, Norman (Kim) Behr of Fryburg, Nelson Behr of Columbus, 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 parents-in-law, Victor and Justina Dorsten.
He was a graduate of Wapakoneta High School in 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 Kellermeyer’s Men’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, Veterans of Foreign Wars 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 its financial matters.
Virgil’s favorite pastimes included golfing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren and his family.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 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.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Friends of Holy Rosary, to the Auglaize County Cancer Society or to Grand Lake Hospice Program.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.