Leta (Merle) Behling, 79, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on January 26, 2018 at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines, IA. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 14, 1938, to Elmer Merle and Nettie (Thiesse) Merle. She married John Behling, Sr. in 1960. She raised her family in Rockford, Illinois. Leta and her husband retired to Pahrump, Nevada. She moved to Urbandale in 2015 and was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Bruce) Bjurstrom, son John (Robin) Behling, Jr, and grandchildren Serick (Jen) Bjurstrom and Ashley (Nate) Kloxin. Per her wishes, no services will be held. She will be interred at Oakridge Glen-Oak Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
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