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Eke (Aikens) Behrens

Newport, N.H. — Eke (Aikens) Behrens, 88, of Summer Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Summercrest in Newport. She was born in Marienhafe, Germany on June 10, 1925 the daughter of Hendrik and Katarina (Fauerbach) Aikens. She lived in the Sunapee area for many years before moving to New London in 1999. Mrs. Behrens was very active in the community and did a great deal of volunteer work. Her husband, Harry Behrens, died in 1996.

She is survived by relatives in Germany and her husband’s nephew and wife, George and Gloria Mirsberger of Sunapee, N.H. and a nephew, Ralph Behrens of Conn.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, N.H. with The Rev. Lynne Hubley, pastor of The First Baptist Church of Bradford, N.H., officiating.

Burial will be in Eastman Cemetery, Sunapee at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 2209, or to Kearsarge Area Council on Aging, 37 Pleasant Street, both New London, NH 03257.