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John L. Lehman 1915-2008

Apr 8, 2008

A funeral service for John Lehmann of Emmetsburg will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Mr. Lehman died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. He was 92.

John L. Lehmann was born April 4, 1915, on the family farm near Clarion. He was the son of George and Sylvia (Rush) Lehmann. John went to country school outside of Blairsburg.

On Dec. 26, 1941, John was united in marriage to Catherine Lande in Estherville.

John served in the United States Army for seven years during WWII. He was a first sergeant and sergeant major during that time. His decorations included the Bronze Star and Air Flying Award. He was credited with eight combat missions in World War II.

After the military, John and Catherine moved to Emmetsburg, and in 1947, Lehmann’s Dairy came into business. John and Catherine owned the dairy business for over 30 years. After John sold the dairy, he became a real estate salesman with Jolliffe Realty, and he later became a broker on his own.

John was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church where he was very active in the church choir. He served on the Emmetsburg Golf and Country Club and the Lakeside Lutheran Boards. John enjoyed reading, playing golf, watching the History Channel and being with family and friends.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Catherine; sister Ruby; and three brothers: Joseph, Ernest and Norman.

Memorials may be directed to Lakeside Lutheran Home.

Condolences may be left at: www.joycefuneralhomes.com