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Paul Behlke

1883 - 1946



Paul Behlke, former Watertown druggist, died at his home, 921 Main Street, August 18, 1946, after a long illness.  He suffered a stroke about four years ago and never fully recovered from the effects of it.


Mr. Behlke was born in Watertown on April 2, 1883, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Behlke.


He served his apprenticeship in the Gamm drugstore here and after working in several other cities returned to Watertown and purchased the Gamm building where he operated a widely known drug business for many years.


After disposing of his business, he did relief work for druggists in various cities of the state.  He always made Watertown his home and was widely known in this community.


Surviving are a sister, Miss Minnie Behlke, with whom he made his home, and two brothers, Edward W. Behlke, St. Paul, Minn. and Gustav Behlke, this city, who is a half-brother.  There are several nieces and nephews. A brother, Frank, preceded him in death.


Mr. Behlke was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Watertown Lodge No. 666, BPO Elks, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias and the Masonic fraternity.


The Nowack Funeral Home served the family.


Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery 




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