Ed J. Behm, age 84 of Celina, passed away at 4:04 pm on December 21, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. 

He was born on June 7, 1936 in Celina to the late Clarence “Sparky” & Loretta (Scheblo) Behm. 

On February 10, 1962, Ed married Nancy (Ebright) Behm who survives at their residence in Celina. 

Ed is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Nancy Behm of Celina; two children: Sue Justice and Brenda (Jim) Weitz, all of Celina; grandchildren: Bruce (Crystal Joseph) Beare of Rockford, Josh Highley of Coldwater, Jason Mott of Celina, Jennifer Hoelscher of Celina, Jessica (Christopher) Brockman of Celina, and Chad (Nikki) Rammel of Celina; siblings: Dorothy Temple, Margaret (Roger) Flaute, and Albert Behm all of Celina; as well as eighteen grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. 

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; a grandchild, Angel Dennis; his sister & brother in-law, Kathleen (Philip) Montague; and a baby sister Marie. 

Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959-1961.  Ed was a very active and devoted farmer and after thirty-four plus years of employment, he retired from Mersmans Factory in Celina.

Memberships and organizations that Ed belonged to include, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, the American Legion Post #210 in Celina, and the Buick Club of America

Ed was a passionate farmer who committed much of his life to his successful farm from every season of the year, enjoying and participating in all of the farming activities that he worked tirelessly at.  He was also a classic car enthusiast, which was a passion that he shared with his wife Nancy.  Ed will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a loving father, a U.S. Army Veteran and a proud farmer. 

Attendees are required to follow social distancing and guidelines dictated by the Ohio Department of Health, due to the national concerns of COVID-19. Masks are required by attendees at visitation and funeral.

Visitation will take place on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Homes in Celina. 

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina with Fr. Tim McFarland C.PP.S. officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:15 am – 10:15 am at the funeral home Tuesday morning. 

Internment will follow mass at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Endowment Fund. 

Cisco Funeral Homes are honored to care for Ed and his family. To pay your respects and to leave online condolences and memories, visit or visit the Cisco Funeral Homes Facebook page.





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