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Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Terence D. Behof

May 26, 1955July 8, 2019
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Terence (Terry) D. Behof, age 64, of Chicago, IL passed away suddenly on July 8, 2019. Born May 26, 1955 to Dorothy and the late Andrew C. Behof. Leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 30 years, Kristine Behof (nee Simmons). Proud father to his fur babies, Whiskers and recently deceased Simba and Coco and past cats Rocky and Bullwinkle. Recently united father to Daniel (Alexa) Ristow. Devoted son-in-law to the late Auguste and Edward Wysocki. Dear brother to Trudy (Wayne) Tess, Dorothy (the late Ed) Morehead, Mary (Dale) Harmening, the late Andrew, John (Barb and the late Pat), Ann (Charles) Aman, Jerry, James (Paula) and Michael (Toni) Behof. Fond Brother-in-Law to Joseph (Wendy) and David (Julia) Simmons. Cherished Godfather and uncle to Rebecca and Timothy Behof. Beloved uncle to John Kirchen, Lisa Zenow, Brian (Mayra) Kirchen, Beth (Ken) Rausch, Michael Morehead, Jonathan and Jeremy Harmening, Barbara (Martin) Ortega, Stacy (Scott) Purcell, Johnny Behof, Julia (Benji) Jacobs, Daniel, Laura, Emily Aman, Andrew, Lily Behof, Nicole (Timothy) Hatfied, Michael (Laura) Simmons, Angelique (David) Tewsbury, Lauren and Davy Simmons. Proud great uncle to many grandnieces and nephews. Terry lived on the north side of Chicago all of his life. He worked at Z Frank and Fanning Cadillac, Haggerty Olds & Grossingers Auto Mall as an assistant parts manager. Then as an installation tech at AT & T U-Verse. He was a jack-of-all-trades and helped many people, from fixing cars to shoveling snow, setting up dvd recorders and many other things. He was one of the few who knew how to complete the Rubik’s Cube. He loved watching movies. His passion was anything to do with electronics. He had a great love for family, trying different food and always wore the biggest smile. He traveled many places from Texas to Alaska, and his favorite place was Arizona where he had planned to buy a house and retire. He was known for being the “fun” uncle as he would be first with the loaded squirt guns at any summer party or barbecue. He gave the heartiest “Ho Ho Ho’s” at Christmastime, and no one was left out of a piggyback ride. Visitation will be Friday, July 19th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Funeral mass on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00am at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 5545 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60640. Info 773-561-6874 or www.drakeandsonfuneralhome.com

Services

19 July

Vistation

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Drake and Son Funeral Home

5303 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

20 July

Prayers

10:15 am

Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

20 July

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

St. Gregory Catholic Church

Services conclude after Mass

5545 N. Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60640

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Terence D. Behof

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Madeline Khan-Roberts

July 16, 2019

Krissy,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the hurt you are feeling right now, among other things. It's been a while since we've seen each other, but one of the things I remember clearly about Terry is how much he loved you. I hope, in time, you can find solace in the love you shared together.

Toni Behof

July 16, 2019

One of my favorite memories of Terry is when Kris, Terry, Mike and I went to the cottage. We arrived before Kris and Terry and Mike placed water grenades around the yard. Later Mike and Terry were having a water gun fight and Mike would stop grab a water grenade and hit Terry with it. It was so funny and we were so young. My other favorite was when we went White River rafting. We heard “dammit paddle Kris” all the way down the river.
Thanks for all the memories. You will be missed.

Inga-Britt Blumenthal

July 15, 2019

I’ve known Terry since the early 1980’s back in the old Fireside restaurant days on Ravenswood across from the Rosehill Cemetery where I worked for a few years. One of the things that sticks out most with me was Terry’s bubbly personality and his laugh when he came around. We became fast friends! I was so happy to have introduced Terry to one of my most best friends, Her name was Kris Simons! And the rest is history. I am so sorry for your loss girlfriend and the Behof family. R.I.P. Terry ❤️

Kristine Behof

July 15, 2019

My dearest darling, love of my life & partner in crime. I'm broken how can I go on without you.? I pinch myself hourly because I don't want to believe you have gone forever. I look around for you but your empty chair is a constant reminder. I love you so much forever and always. I have so much to say but no words to say it. Till we meet again rest easy my love

Alice L Hunnicutt

July 13, 2019

Krissy & family, you have my deepest & most heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your beloved Terry. Whenever I lose a person who was special to me, I take comfort in this: Because of the promise of eternal life, we will all be reunited one day in our heavenly home. I am praying for you now & in the days to come that you'll be granted peace & comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Loving Arizonia's Camel back mountain

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Loving Arizonia

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Terry and the Con man

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Terry and Kris

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Loving Arizonia's Camel back mountain

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Loving Arizonia

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Terry and the Con man

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Terry and Kris

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Terry and Kris

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Terry being goofy

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Terry, Dorothy & Kris at Julia and Benjis wedding

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Kris and Terry. We love each other

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Terry