Moved to heaven, Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the age of 98. Born on December 22, 1922, to Edward and Lillian Behling of Milwaukee, WI. Marian proudly served her country in the Navy WAVES Unit #39 for 2 ½ years before she married the love of her life, Gerard Demers of Sanford, ME. They were married for 41 years. Marian drove a school bus for 20 years. She worked at Elmbrook Church in child care for 10 years and enjoyed volunteering her time at a resale shop which benefited a Christian adoption agency for several years. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, baking, and being with family and friends. Marian had a sense of adventure which included riding on a boat and being pulled behind in an inner tube while in her 70’s, horseback riding, hiking and camping in Alaska, and exploring Hawaii. She loved the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, and the Canadian Rockies, as well as Maine and the east coast. She experienced and enjoyed cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the north woods. Marian loved being outside and enjoying God’s creation. She had a deep love and faith in her Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Marian enjoyed going to bible study and reading the bible.
Beloved wife of the late Gerard Demers. Loving mother of Mark (Karen) Demers and Jan (Doug) Wonder. Proud grandmother of Erick (Anke) Wonder, Alicia (Brad) Joerres, Dan (Hannah) Demers, Jason Demers, Katie Demers, and Aaron (Laura) Demers. Cherished great-grandmother of Benjamin, Becca, Lauren, Ayla Demers, Jeremiah Demers, Joshua, AJ, and Jeremy Joerres.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lillian Behling, brother Russell Behling, and sister Eileen Hogan. Marian was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Visitation to be held at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin on Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. Service at 12:30 PM. Burial to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Let’s celebrate a life well lived and bless by God, for this is not good bye but instead see you later.