Tedd Allen Behrends, 65, of Lincoln, Illinois passed away at 3:01p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 in his home.  He was born on September 9, 1952 in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, the son of Henry Edward and Mary Jane (Stauthammer) Behrends. 


Tedd graduated from Taylorville High School in 1970 and earned his Associates Degree from Lincoln Land Community College.  He married Mary Kay Greive in 1974 and they later divorced.  In 2002 he married Tina Hawkes, and she preceded him in death in 2008.  He worked in maintenance at the Eaton Corporation in Lincoln.  Tedd was a member of the NRA and the Lincoln Sportsman Club.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, air rifle target shooting, reading science fiction books, and watching college basketball, especially the Illini.  More than all he loved his daughters and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters: Heather Whetsell (Aaron) and Holly Orr (Jeremy) both of Taylorville; mother: Mary Jane Behrends of Kincaid; grandchildren: Mallory Westrick, Macey Westrick, Dominic Orr, and Isaac Orr all of Taylorville; siblings: Nancy McKinney (Dana) of Taylorville and Dennis Behrends (Barb) of Kincaid; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Henry and wife Tina.

Mr. Behrends will be cremated, and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. 


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Tedd, or condolences to the family, may be left online at

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