JoAnne C. Behnke

JoAnne C. Behnke

NIAGARA, Wis. — JoAnne C. Behnke, 66, of Niagara, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at her home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Wynona, Minn., daughter of the late Orville and Blossom (Leonardt) Zastrow. JoAnne grew up in Sheboygan, Wis. and was a graduate of South High School, Class of 1969.

On Nov. 26, 1969, she was united in marriage to Ronald Behnke and they moved to Niagara in 1973. JoAnne worked for Doug’s Hilltop and Holiday Kitchen, Jim’s Restaurant, Wally’s Bar, Maryhill Manor, and then for Home Health Care for Marinette County.

She enjoyed going to the casino, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and traveling. JoAnne especially enjoyed the time spent with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Ronald; two sons, Gordon (Ann Rose) Behnke and Walter (Sara) Behnke, both of Niagara; and one grandson, Brady Behnke.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Steve Lehmann will officiate.

You may light a candle in remembrance of JoAnne or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel, to honor JoAnne’s legacy of life.