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Florence "Flo" Behrendt

November 30, 1930 - December 12, 2020
Holland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Florence “Flo” Ann Behrendt, age 90, went to her heavenly home Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Flo Behrendt was born November 30, 1930 to Ted and Jennie (Van Dyke) Hoekstra. Flo was smart, beautiful, and strong. She will be remembered as hard-working, fun, and always putting family first. Flo loved spending time with her family and we loved spending time with her. In her younger years, she loved to bowl and work in her big garden. Ken and Flo loved to travel and camp in their RV. They also treasured their winters in Florida. She enjoyed playing bingo in Holland and in Florida until the deterioration of her eyesight. In recent years she loved watching the Detroit Tigers and playing cards with her dear friend Cathy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth and daughter, Diane; siblings, Ted Hoekstra, Kathryn Kamp, and Jim Hoekstra.

Flo will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her children: Debra (Mike) Gumser, Douglas Behrendt, Dona (Randy) DeNeff, Dennis (Jeanine) Behrendt, and Dean (Michelle) Behrendt; her grandchildren Trisha, Justin, Cory, Jenna, step granddaughter Erica, Drew, Alec, Haeleigh, Kiah, Sienna, and step grandson Tyler; she has 7 great grandchildren; her surviving siblings are Laura (Ben) Cooper, Ruth (Roland) Molenkamp, George Hoekstra, sister-in-law Mary Hoekstra, along with several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers please wear a mask.