Richard John Behrends, 69, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died on June 3, 2022 at home, surrounded by family. Born on July 1, 1952 in River Forest, he was the son of the late Elmer and Lillian (Burns) Behrends.

A talented auto mechanic, he was a member of World War II re-enactment unit 14th Armored Re-creations, based in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, where he found his “tribe.” He also enjoyed building model cars and loved to make his friends and family laugh.

Richard is survived by his wife, Deborah (Martindale) Behrends; his daughter, Ashley (Terry) Higgins; his step-children, Katrina, Andrew and Jessica McDaniel; and seven grandchildren, Kaylie, Natalie and Easton Higgins, Emily, Trinity and Nora McDaniel, and Braylen Botts.

Visitation took place on June 7 at Legacy Funeral Center, 921 Main St., Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. Funeral service was held on June 8, followed by burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

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