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Stuart James Behling

Stuart James Behling

Stuart James Behling, age 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

He was born in Duluth on September 16, 1941 to James and Alma Behling. Stuart was a 1959 graduate from Central High School. He graduated from UMD with a degree in geology. There are not many who enjoy their professions as much as he did. Stuart worked for several mining companies, retiring from the U.S. Forest Service in 2006 with 34 years of service. After flunking retirement he worked as a geological consultant for several years.

Stuart loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. In 1970, he married the love of his life, Jeanne Ann Crook and together they enjoyed traveling the world.

He is preceded in death by his brother Thomas and nephew Jeff Campbell.

Stuart is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons, Russell (Ximena-son Emilio) and Philip (Heather), and granddaughter Brooklyn; brothers, Louis (Ann), Gerald (Vickie); sisters, Jane (Louis) Gauthier and Kate (Randy) Welty; brother-in-law Robert Crook and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 11:00 am at St. John's Free Lutheran Church, 3601 W Arrowhead Rd., Duluth, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 am.

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