Karl Behunin, age 85, passed away at home on his ranch surrounded by family in Fort Bridger on July 25th, 2022. Karl was born on December 31, 1936 in Rock Springs Wyoming to Orson and Christena (Slagowski) Behunin. Karl was the fourth of six children – Don Behunin, Bonnie Jorgensen, Shirley McAlister, Myrna Lupher, and Geri Lofton where they were raised in Burntfork Wyoming.
He attended Burntfork and McKinnon country schools and graduated from Manila High School. As a teenager, Karl worked on the Hickey Ranch and rodeoed as a young man.
On February 1st, 1958, Karl married Deanna Coonradt on the C.B. Hamilton Ranch, in Fort Bridger Wyoming. They had five children – Kevin, Jill, Frostie, Rhonda, and Jody who they raised on their cattle ranch.
Karl worked for Union Telephone, going across the western states setting up telephone poles and lines for the company. He later worked at FMC Trona mine where he retired after 30 years making many good friends while there.
Karl is preceded in death by his parents, brother - Don, sisters - Shirley, Bonnie, and Geri, and daughter Jody. He is survived by his wife Deanna, son - Kevin (Karla) Behunin, daughters- Jill (Mark) Brown, Frostie Egley, and Rhonda (April) Behunin and 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Karl Behunin will be Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Mountain View High School Auditorium at 6 p.m.. Viewing will be at the high school from 5 - 6 p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in the Fort Bridger Cemetery.
In lieu of flower please donate to:
Taponi Animal Therapy
PO Box 324
Mountain View, WY 82939