Pamela S Cravillion


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  • Name Pamela S Cravillion 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I108821  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2016 

    Father Robert C Cravillion,   b. 16 Oct 1928, Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2016, Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sylvia A Guse,   b. 14 May 1928,   d. 23 Apr 2004  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 03 Sep 1949 
    Family ID F19667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Calvin D Behnke 
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F43307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Pamela Sue Behnke
    December 27, 1953 — June 20, 2022
    Pamela Sue (Cravillion) Behnke age 68 passed away suddenly on June 20, 2022. Pam was the second oldest of six children born to Robert and Sylvia (Guse) Cravillion. Pam was born on December 27, 1953, in Fond du lac, WI and spent her childhood in Fond du lac and Sobieski finally landing in Appleton. Pam met the love of her life Cal Behnke at the Fourth of July celebration at Pierce Park. Cal recalls that upon seeing Pam the fireworks just exploded over their heads. Those fireworks continued for the next 46 years.

    Pam was the matriarch of the family following the passing of their parents. She spent countless hours with the nieces and nephews and their children. She was definitely the “fun aunt” that they all simply adored. She will be deeply missed by every life she touched.

    Pam worked as a nurse at Riverview and Brewster Village for 35 plus years. Upon retiring, she continued to care for the elder members of the community in home health care. Pam was adored by her clients, and people sought her out to assist them in their time of need.

    An avid lover of nature, Pam loved to take rides around the state always taking a different route back than the one Cal took on the way out of town. She loved watching the birds and had a special affinity for Eagles and Owls. Cal remembers a time he denied her ability to spot a live owl when they went around the block on one of their outings and a bird that he denied was a “real owl” took off and flew away. Pam also enjoyed watching for bear and deer when up north at one of the family cabins.

    Pam’s first plane ride was on her honeymoon to New Zealand. She developed a love of travel, returning to New Zealand on their five year anniversary, and subsequently traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, Italy and all over Canada and the US. She had an adventurous spirit that certainly kept Cal on his toes.

    Pam is survived by her husband Cal; siblings: Sue Vandertie, Mary (Jim) Ehrhardt, Joanne (Terry) VandenHeuvel, Laurie (Dave) Seebruch, Steve (Dar) Cravillion; aunt: Diane Robison; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews as well as brothers and sisters in law.

    Pam was preceded in death by her parents: Sylvia and Robert Cravillion and her parents in law: Therese and Alger-Carl Behnke.

    A private memorial gathering will take place at Wichmann Funeral Home.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Pam’s name.