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Obituary for Michael Behr

Michael Behr, Ph.D., age 82, of Northfield, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. He was born October 26, 1936, the son of Philip and Dorothy (Boobar) Behr in Union Grove Township, near Paynesville, Minnesota. There he was raised and attended school. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1954 and continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to teach university economics and statistics for 17 years before becoming a full-time self-employed forensic economist, economic consultant, and professional witness for the […]

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Michael Behr, Ph.D., age 82, of Northfield, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.
He was born October 26, 1936, the son of Philip and Dorothy (Boobar) Behr in Union Grove Township, near Paynesville, Minnesota. There he was raised and attended school. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1954 and continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to teach university economics and statistics for 17 years before becoming a full-time self-employed forensic economist, economic consultant, and professional witness for the dairy industry. Hired by attorneys on behalf of their clients, Dr. Behr’s expertise in the field resulted in testimony for hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.
In his spare time, he enjoyed singing in his church choir and restoring tractors.
He is survived by two daughters Susanna (Brent) Etzel of Russellville, AR and Rebecca Behr of Brooklyn, NY; a son Allen (Jennifer) of College Station, TX; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Behr Hahn of California.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Northfield United Methodist Church.

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