Velma Jean Behnke age 85 of Howard City passed away May 19 at her residence. She was born May 24, 1926 in Big Rapids, MI. the daughter of Ray and Rose Lutjens ) Endlein. Memorial services will take place on May 23, 2012 at Bethel Lutheran church with Pastor Steve Frentz officiating. Burial will take place in the Coral Cemetery.