Richard John Behrends, 69, of Jeffersonville, Indiana passed away on June 3, 2022 at his home, surrounded by loving family members. He was born on July 1, 1952 in River Forest, Illinois son of the late Elmer and Lillian (Burns) Behrends.
Richard was a talented auto mechanic, and was a member of World War II reenactment unit 14th Armored Re-creations, based in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, where he found his "tribe." He also enjoyed building model cars. and loved to make his friends and family laugh.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Deborah (Martindale) Behrends; daughter, Ashley (Terry) Higgins; step-children, Katrina, Andrew and Jessica McDaniel; along with seven grandchildren; Kaylie, Natalie and Easton Higgins, Emily, Trinity and Nora McDaniel, and Braylen Botts.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Legacy Funeral Center, 921 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. Funeral service will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, with additional visitation from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Burial will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.