(4-3-14) Debra J. (Peterson) Behr, age 61, of Eau Claire, WI and formerly of Black River Falls died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Deb was born in Black River Falls on February 9, 1953 to Kenneth A. and Joan M. (Nichols) Peterson.
She was raised in Black River Falls and graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1971.
She married David A. Behr in St. Paul, MN in 1978. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Minneapolis before moving to Eau Claire.
Deb worked at Pope & Talbot in Eau Claire, and she was a bartender at Court-N-House and the Rod and Gun Club, both in Eau Claire.
Her special interests included spending time with her nieces and nephews and reading. Her passion was music. She was a front singer in a band that she and David played in when they lived in Minneapolis.
Surviving are her husband, David A. Behr, Eau Claire, one brother, Kenneth "Butch" (Terrie) Peterson, Rockford, Il., two sisters, Sandra Heath, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Julie Flanigan, Orlando, FL, nine nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Lori.
Memorial funeral services for Debra J. (Peterson) Behr will be at 5 P.M. Saturday, April 5, 2014 from the Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) 106 So. 2
nd St. Black River Falls. Services will be conducted by Hospice Chaplain Kevin Newell. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 P.M. until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the Black River Falls Boys and Girls Club.
Online condolences may be sent to www.buswellfuneralhome.com.