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Miss Catherine Behrens, 70, formerly of Kenosha and late of Margate, Florida, died there Jan. 8, 1977 following a long illness.
Born on Sept. 5, 1906 in Glencoe, IL, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Behrens. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, and with a master’s from the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Galena, IL, and Oconomowoc, Wis. Before coming to Kenosha.
She taught at Kenosha’s McKinley Junior High School for 27 years, retiring as a science teacher and counselor, in 1970. She established the first National Junior Honor Society in Kenosha and the first Kenosha Junior High School Student Council.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, past president of the Kenosha Education Association and the only Kenoshan to be a president of the Wisconsin Education Association, past president of the Teachers Credit Union, and the Business and Professional Women’s Association.
Survivors include a brother in Arkansas. She was preceded in death by another brother.
Author: Kenosha Evening News
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Kenosha Evening News, Jan. 22, 1977, p. 13 via Newspapers.com