October 27, 1924 - August 16, 2020
Dennis Behounek, age 95 of Livermore, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Private family Mass of the Christian Burial is Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore, with Rev. Dan Guenther celebrating. Burial is in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard and the Otto-Field American Legion Post #415 of Livermore. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore.The Lentz Funeral Home of Livermore is serving the family, exclusive provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care. Condolences may be left at www.lentzfuneralhome.com.
Dennis LeRoy Behounek, the son of Louis and Julia (Zeman) Behounek, was born Oct. 27, 1924, on the farm near Pocahontas, Iowa. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1942. Dennis served as a B-29 radio operator in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. During the Air Offensive against Japan, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. On Nov. 20, 1954, Dennis was united in marriage with Agnes Taylor in Minneapolis, Minn. He had worked as a farmer and a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1988.
Dennis was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Otto-Field American Legion Post #415 of Livermore. He enjoyed gardening, collecting stamps, following the Iowa Hawkeyes and spending time with his grandchildren.
Left to cherish Dennis’s memory are his children: Denise (Ronald) Christianson of Bode, Michael (Rhonda) Behounek of Livermore, Jeannine (Russell) Zuck of Dunkerton and Anne (Robert) Golwitzer of Winterset; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Catherine Behounek; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife “Teddy”; son Christopher; grandson Andrew Golwitzer; brothers Paul, Jerome, Virgil and Donald Behounek; and sister Jeanne Uhlenhake.