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Obituary for Michael Behr

Michael Ross Behr, Ph.D., age 82, of Northfield, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. Michael 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, then attended the University of Minnesota–St. Paul. Mike taught economics at the University of Minnesota–Duluth for a couple years, where he was active with the Wesley Foundation, a campus ministry. While teaching, he earned his Masters and Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went […]

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Michael Ross Behr, Ph.D., age 82, of Northfield, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.
Michael 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, then attended the University of Minnesota–St. Paul. Mike taught economics at the University of Minnesota–Duluth for a couple years, where he was active with the Wesley Foundation, a campus ministry. While teaching, he earned his Masters and Ph.D 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 Monday, January 28, 2019, beginning at 10:30 AM at Northfield United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jerad Morey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

10:30 AM - January 28, 2019


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Northfield United Methodist Church
1401 Maple St, Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

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