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Peter G. Behr

Died: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Peter G. Behr passed away in Dortmund, Germany, on Wednesday, March 26, 2003, after a brief illness.

Born in Bleichheim in the Black Forest of Germany on June 19, 1926, Mr. Behr was trained and apprenticed in Freiburg as a chef, baker, and restaurant manager.

He emigrated to the United States in 1961, where he worked in hotels, restaurants and clubs.

He was the general manager at Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe Woods for many years before retiring in 1991.

Mr. Behr was a board member of the Michigan Restaurant Association. He was also a member of the Club Managers Association of America, and the Kiwanis Club.

He also served on the board of many charitable organizations in the Detroit area in the '70s and '80s.

Mr. Behr is survived by his beloved wife, Doris Waller-Behr; his daughters, Michele Behr and Christina Behr-Andres; his grandchildren, Joseph and Zachary Andres and Amelia Hansen; and his sister, Irma Gloeckle.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Richard Behr, Hedwig Jehle and Therese Messerschmidt.

Funeral services and burial will be in Germany. A memorial service will be held at the Cookeville First Baptist Church in Tennessee at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center, 186 S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501, or to the charity of one's choice.
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