August 21, 1937 - January 1, 2017
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Wednesday 1/4, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Thursday 1/5, 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Montrose Cemetery
5400 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60630
773.478.5400 | Map
Thursday 1/5

Interment  |  GRAVESIDE

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 2200 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL, 60612.


Rudolph A. Behnke, age 79, of Skokie.  Retired Civil Engineer for the State of Illinois.  Beloved son of the late Alfred B. and Agnes, nee Vogel;  dear brother of Alfred B., Jr. (Marilyn);  loving uncle of Monica (Don) Barclay, Lisa (Cliff) Sayers, Annie (Brent) Bailey, and Cheri (Chris)  Abramson;  fond great uncle of seven.  Visitation,Continue Reading

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John Janikowski left a message on January 10, 2017:
I worked with Rudy as he was ending his career as an Engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation as I was beginning my career. After his official retirement, Rudy worked as a part time “75-day” employee bringing his legacy knowledge to the Department. Rudy was a very experienced and thorough engineer. After his retirement I would see him one or two times a year as he stopped by the Schaumburg office for a meeting of retirees or other goings on. It was always nice to see Rudy and talk. I will always remember him.
Lisa & Cliff Sayers left a message on January 9, 2017:
Uncle Rudy, we will always miss you. Not just at family events, but every time I just can't reach high enough to trim just one more branch on a tree.
Monica and Don Barclay and family left a message on January 3, 2017:
We will miss you Rudy.
Mel Weintraub left a message on January 3, 2017:
I’ve lived across the street from Rudy for over 20 years, but I can’t say I know much about him. Or maybe I know all about him. He was friendly, but quiet and self-contained. We could discuss gardening, the foibles of the village government and when we would be away, so we could keep an eye on each other’s house. It was comforting to see him on a regular basis, walking with a pale of water to keep the sewer at the end of the street clean. Despite our relatively few encounters, his passing leaves a hole in my life. He was just nice to have around.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
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