In Memory

Leona D Giese (Behliing) - Class Of 1938

Central 1938 Leona D (Giese) Behling

Jul. 19, 1920 - Sep. 26, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Leona D. “Teek” Beehling, 96, passed away peacefully, at 9:15 a.m., Monday, September 26th in her residence at the Hearth at Juday Creek, Granger. Mrs. Behling was born July 19, 1920 in LaPorte, IN to the late Irene (Stahner) and Walter Giese but lived most of her life in South Bend. On May 24, 1941 in South Bend as Leona Giese she married Harold Behling who preceded her in death April 23, 1995. Also preceding her in death was a son, Bruce Behling on June 10, 2011. She is survived by a son, Steven Behling (Audrey) of South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

Leona was a graduate of Central High School. She was a church secretary for many years at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Through her years, many of her interests were bowling, golf, knitting, and watching the Cubs. Her two cats, Willie I and Willie II preceded her in death. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone at the Hearth at Juday Creek and Harbor Light Hospice for all their care.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. with Rev. Gregory Fiechtner of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Thursday one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers Leona asked that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 51490 Laurel Rd., South Bend, IN, 46637 or Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 28, 2016

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