John William Lehr

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John William Lehr, 85, of Newalla, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Oklahoma City. He was born March 9, 1932 in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania to Adolph Robert and Elsie Esther Neischwender Lehr. John married Minerva Matilda Kreiser June 29, 1957, and moved their family to Midwest City in 1967 when his job transferred to Tinker AFB. After more than 30 years at Tinker, John entered semi-retirement as an usher in Oklahoma City. Of all the events he worked, his favorite was always an NBA game.

You would never see John sitting still for too long. He loved to travel. If he could turn a drive into a cross-country road trip he would. John would camp with his family monthly. He could strike up a conversation with anyone, whether they were at the next camp site or in line at the grocery store. You might also find John bowling, fishing, or tending to the vegetables in his garden.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Minerva, his brother Donald Lehr of Midwest City, OK; and sisters Helen Klinger of Harrisburg, PA; and Carol Lehr of Sandstone, MN.

John is survived by his three children: daughters Connie Lehr of Midwest City, OK; and Dawn Lerner and husband Lee of Newalla, OK; and son Neal Lehr and wife Valerie of Kingwood, TX; his nine grandchildren Scott Delsigne, Amy Yousey and husband Anthony, Kim Cowart and husband J.C., Lee Lerner and wife Jessica, Joseph Lerner and wife Elizabeth, John C. Lehr, Nicolas Metcalf, Tracey Cavasos and husband Colby, and Joshua Metcalf; his eight great grandchildren Shelby, Raeleigh, Cody, Xavier, Isaiah, Wakelynn, Eden, and Ruby; his siblings Marian Floyd of Las Vegas, NV; Ruth Lutz and partner Bill of Lebanon, PA; Roy Lehr and wife Diane; Grace Brown and husband G. Francis; and Mary Brown and husband Dale, all of Pine Grove, PA; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, 8805 NE 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73141 with Military Funeral Honors and burial to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N Midwest Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73141.


  • Funeral Services miércoles, 13 de diciembre, 2017

John William Lehr


Karen, Fredd & Rachel Garlock

12 diciembre, 2017 21:49:35

Sending our love and prayers across the miles. So sorry we can't be with you to celebrate his life. We will miss Uncle Johnny and his big heart and smile.

12 diciembre, 2017 21:49:35

Sorry I coudnt be with you all My deepest to the whole famiky our deepest sympathy ourprayers are with you allsorry I coudnot be

there.I feel so bad

Scott Delsigne

12 diciembre, 2017 21:49:35

He and my grandmother Minerva set the bar high as grandparents go, no one can/could compete with them. He was a generous and unselfish man. Hard working, kind, and loving family man. His legacy will live on in all of us. I was blessed to be his first grand child and know him the longest. I love you Papa!

Kim, Vince, VJ, Zac and Brandon Marzula

12 diciembre, 2017 21:49:35

Although we can't be with you while you remember Uncle John, you're in our thoughts from afar. Sending love and prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead.

Steve and Lora Winchester

12 diciembre, 2017 21:49:35

Mr. Lehr was the sweetest man and we so enjoyed spoiling him with his beloved doughnuts. His big smile brightened the day! We will sure miss him, but we know he is happy and healthy in Heaven now. You are all in our hearts as you go through this hard time. We loved Mr. Lehr and are sending love to you!

Laura Morrison

10 diciembre, 2017 21:26:06

Dear Dawn, Neal, Connie and families; My deepest condolences over the passing of your father. I am keeping each of you in my prayers. Remember, those we love don't go away... they remain with us forever in our hearts and memories. Sending you each a big hug, Love, Laura Morrison (Rickey)