Monday, September 18, 2017

Elmer Behnke

Elmer Herman Behnke

February 3, 1929
Elgin, IL

May 25, 2018
Hoover, AL ??

1945-46 Marengo High School - Illinois (High School)
1946-47 Marengo High School - Illinois (High School)
1947-48 Bradley University (College)
1948-49 Bradley University (College)
1949-50 Bradley University (College)
1950-51 Bradley University (College)
1951-52 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)

Born in Elgin to Elmer and Erna Behnke, Elmer played basketball at Bradley, where the team made it to the NCAA championship game, losing to CCNY in 1950. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Rochester Royals, but was released and signed by the Hawks. After four games, Behnke was let go in November of 1951. He took employment at Caterpillar Tractor and worked for Thompson Tractor for 34 years until retiring.

He married was married to Mildred Golden and they had one daughter.

Marengo Republican-News, May 14, 1953


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