Harald W. Behrend

Published 3:42 pm Friday, July 9, 2010

Harald Walter Behrend, 69, of 3033 Skyuka Rd, Columbus died Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, S.C.

Born in Munich, Germany, he was the son of the late Walter and Anna Marie Jungbauer Behrend.&bsp; He moved to the U.S. in 1975 from South Africa and was the vice president of Staubli Corporation, Duncan, S.C. He was a private pilot and member of the Carolina Soaring Association.

Surviving include his wife Gillian Behrend of Columbus; four daughters, Lisl Windham (Chan) of Greenville, S.C.; Meg Wilson, of Spartanburg, S.C.; Francesca Vernon (Seth) of Wilmington, N.C.; and Lindy Behrend (Reid Draeger) of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a brother and two sisters, Lothar Behrend, Karin Dangel, and Barbara Wolff, all of Germany. Also surviving are four grandchildren Benjamin and Toby Wilson and Marshall and Sophie Windham.

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Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev. Aeptha Jennette and Rev. Eushahn Lontz officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the services on Sunday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.