Galen L. Behrends, 66

Galen L. Behrends, 66, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Hospital, in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, in Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Community Y of Marshalltown. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Galen was born September 21, 1950, to Henry and Irene (Hasler) Behrends, in Monticello, IA. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1968. Galen received his undergrad from Upper Iowa University in 1972 and his MBA from the University of Northern Iowa in 1982. Galen was united in marriage to Barbara Hunt on September 5, 1970, in Monticello. In his early years, Galen was employed with Prestolite Battery, in Manchester, IA, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., in Des Moines, and taught accounting at Buena Vista College, in Marshalltown. Most recently Galen was employed with Emerson Process Management as a Finance Manager. Galen was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church where he served on the church council as treasurer. He volunteered with police reserves, Marshalltown School Board, YMCA, Partners With Youth. Galen also coached many of his kids’ sports teams. He was currently serving as a volunteer with Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Galen enjoyed sports, reading, Sudoku puzzles, playing guitar and spending time with his grandkids.

Galen will be missed by his wife, Barb; two daughters: Lisa Behrends, of Grinnell, IA, Tina (BJ) Lansing, of Ankeny, IA; a son, Adam (Julie) Behrends, of Urbandale, IA; five grandchildren: Taylor, Cole and Breanna Lansing and Brooklyn and Makayla Behrends; his mother, Irene Behrends, of Marion, IA; two sisters: Sharon Mettler, of Marion, IA, and Janet Behrens, of Cedar Rapids, IA; a brother, Steven (Diane) Behrends, of Mt. Pleasant, IA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Behrends.