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Myra Esther Behm

January 20, 1922 — October 23, 2021

Myra Esther Zielke Behm passed away in Oshkosh at Park View Health Center on Saturday, October 23, 2021. She was born on January 20, 1922, in Oshkosh, WI to William G and Gertrude (Baker) Zielke. She was married to William A. Behm. Myra grew up in Oshkosh attending Oshkosh public schools. She was a graduate of Oshkosh High School and of Oshkosh State Teachers College from which she received a BS degree in education. She first taught elementary school in Evanston, IL. During her time there she was soon recognized as an excellent teacher. While in Evanston, she taught aspiring teachers at Northwestern one summer and The University of Wisconsin for another. After several years in Evanston, Myra moved back to Oshkosh, first as an elementary school teacher, then as a principal at Jefferson School. Myra was the first female principal in Oshkosh. From Jefferson, she became principal at Merrill Elementary School for many years before retiring. While in Oshkosh Myra married William Behm. Myra loved her husband, fishing, boating, being with friends (Myra was popular), and entertaining in her lake home with her loving husband Bill. She and Bill were very active, faithful members at Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. They were especially active in supervising youth activities. Myra was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, sisters Evelyn Lehner and Violet Zielke as well as her sister-in-law, Rose Mary Zielke. Survivors include her brother Clyde Zielke, her sister Ethel Crane as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Myra's final resting place is Lake View Memorial Park. Though we will miss her dearly, we know we will see her again when the Lord gathers his sons and daughters through faith in Christ Jesus in heaven.
The funeral service for Myra will be held at Martin Luther Church (1526 Algoma Blvd) on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 11 AM with Pastor Voss presiding. A visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Park.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Martin Luther Ev. Lutheran Church

1526 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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