Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 20, 2012

David John Behm

— MANISTEE — David John Behm, 58, of Manistee, passed away at Munson Medical Center Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, with his wife and stepdaughters by his side. David was born March 24, 1954, in Manistee, son of the late Paul Henry Sr. and Frances Ida (Peterson) Behm.

He graduated from Manistee High School and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge in August of 1978.

He married Rhonda (Gray), his beloved wife, on Oct. 21, 2006.

David had a love for travel and adventure and spent time in Hawaii and Australia.

He was a member of Manistee National Golf and Resort, where he enjoyed playing golf with his wife and family.

He will be sadly missed.

David is survived by his wife, Rhonda; two stepdaughters, Heather Gray, of Grand Rapids, and Savannah Delmont, of Freeland; one granddaughter, Avarey Roberts; his sister, Christy (Behm) and Bill Gutowski, of Ford Lake; brothers, Greg Behm, of Sault Ste. Marie, and Paul Jr. and JoAnne Behm, of Newberry; mother and father-in-law, Marion and Charles Gray Sr., of St. Cloud, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Charles Gray Jr., Donald Gray, Fred and Kim Gray; sister-in-law, LouAnn Luptowski and Lawrence Monlina; nieces, Julie and Mickey Finan, Cindy and Pat Welsh, Karen and Matt Pomeroy, Valerie and Roger Anderson, Melissa and Jay Hardebeck, Laura and John Carter and Margaux Behm; nephews, Greg Behm Jr., Brian Behm and Andy Behm; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Sr. and Frances Ida; and his sister, Glenda and Ken Larson.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at the Manistee National Golf and Resort on Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. Family will receive friends at noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. A luncheon will follow in the club house.

Please visit David’s webpage at to sign the guestbook and share a message or memory with his family.

Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, handled the cremation.