Dick E Lehman

December 20, 1924February 22, 2013
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DICK E. LEHMAN, 88, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Renaissance Village. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Charles Lehman and Elnora (Patten) Lehman. He served in the Navy. He was a general building contractor and owner / operator of C.A. Lehman & Sons, retiring after 45 years in 1992. He was a former member of St. Jude Catholic Church for 47 years; a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church; a member of 100% Club, Navy Club, the Elks, Pine Valley Country Club, Club Olympia, V.F.W. 1006, and American Legion Lincoln Post 92; and past president of Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, RoseMary (Roe) Lehman of Fort Wayne; four daughters, Linda Graham of Fort Wayne, Sandra (Stephen) Goodman of Fort Wayne, Kim (Joseph) Casper Burke of San Antonio, Texas, and Laura (Randy) Cronkhite of Fort Wayne; one son, Richard A. "Rick" (Marcelle) Lehman of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Olen Lehman; and one sister, Velma Wilcox. Mass of Christian Burial is 10;30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Jude Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Thomas Shoemaker officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. Judes School or St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth School Tuition Funds of Turnstone of Fort Wayne.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Rosary Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Linda Graham

March 24, 2013

Dad, I will never run out of stories to tell my grandkids that you have told to me over the years. You are such a rascal and so much fun to listen to and be with and I miss you every day. I know that you are watching over us like you have always done and I hope that we are all making you smile. In our hearts forever with love, Linda, BoJesse,Lisa,Jesse, Atticus and Tallulah, Ivan Moses,Ariel,Julienne, Adonis and Apollo

Rick Lehman

March 7, 2013

Dad, words can't describe how much you will be missed. The wisdom you have passed on will live for years and decades to come. You were my greatest teacher and will remain in my heart for ever.

Harry Roe

February 26, 2013

Working for Dick in my young days, time at family events and at the cabin,times in Florida having oysters with a martini and double sking with him in our younger days. Wow, what great memories which I can always cherish.

February 26, 2013

Rosemary, So sorry to hear about Dick. We are in Florida and will not be able to attend his wake or funeral. Our love and sympathy to you and your family. Bob & Carol Augsburger

Laura (Smith) Stronczek

February 24, 2013

Although it's been many years since I've seen the Lehman family, my prayers are with you all. Laura, so many memories of our times together growing up. Heartfelt condolences to your mom, Linda, Sandy, Kim, Rick, extended family & friends. Know that your Dad will be in your hearts forever.

Pam Roe

February 24, 2013

When I married into the family 30 plus years ago Dick made me feel welcomed instantly. He had a good heart, loved to entertain, dance, with family and friends. The events at the cabin were special. Only loving thoughts for a man who knew the importance of God and family.

Phyllis Elser

February 24, 2013

Rosemary and family. My prayers are with all of you at this sad but joyous time. Had many great golf trips and fun parties over the years. Find comfort with all the memories you both shared along the 63 years of marriage. love you and miss you

February 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rosemary. Wrap your arms around all the wonderful memories that the family shares. Ed and Cheryl Kennerk Fremont ,In.

February 23, 2013


Mark Preston

February 23, 2013