We try to keep up with the interconnectedness we have up here in the north country. Many of you will remember the Rev. Ed Behling who Pastored at First Lutheran in East Grand Forks an his son Robert served Underwood and rural Hazen North Dakota from 1984- 95.
Pastor Robert Behling, age 64, of Twin Valley, MN, passed away and entered the arms of his Lord, on Monday, September 14, 2021 in Park Rapids, MN.
Robert Edward, the son of Reverend Edward and Rose (Heinamaki) Behling was born on May 13, 1957 in Saskatchewan, CA. As a young child, Robert moved with his family to Popple Creek, MN near Sauk Rapids, MN, and Foley, MN. When his father took a call in the First Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, MN area, the family relocated there. Robert attended school in East Grand Forks and later graduated with the class of 1975. He enrolled in the University of North Dakota where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Robert then moved to Ft. Wayne, IN to attend Concordia Seminary. He proudly received his Master of Divinity and was ordained in 1985. He began his call of ministry at St. Johns/Trinity Church in Underwood and Hazen, ND. Many years later, Robert was called to South Dakota, serving in Revillo, Milbank, and Howard communities. In 2005, Pastor Behling moved to Twin Valley to be closer to his family in Park Rapids. He has faithfully ministered to the congregation at Trinity Lutheran Church in Twin Valley for 16 years.