Paul Martin Lehenbauer

June 30, 1925March 31, 2018

Paul Martin Lehenbauer was born on June 30, 1925 in Arroio Do Meio, Brazil to Conrad and Magdalena (Wallner) Lehenbauer. The Lord took him home on March 31, 2018 to celebrate Easter in heaven with Him. Paul was baptized in the Christian faith in Brazil and confirmed his faith on April 2, 1939 at St. Paul Lutheran in Nokomis IL. From 1943-1946, Paul served in the United States Army Air Force. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in Springfield IL in 1952 and married Victoria Hoffmeyer on November 29, 1952.

Rev. Paul Lehenbauer went to Brazil for mission work initially and then served the congregations of St. Paul in Bridger, Montana and St. John in Belfry, Montana; Christ the Savior in George, Washington and Our Savior in Ephrata, Washington; Peace in Deshler, Ohio and Grace in Weston, Ohio and began the mission congregation Abiding Word in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Paul is survived by: Wife: Victoria (Hoffmeyer) Lehenbauer Children: Martin Lehenbauer, Connie (and Rev. Mark) Barz, John (and Renee) Lehenbauer, Alan Lehenbauer, Philip Lehenbauer, Steven (and Becky) Lehenbauer, Timothy Lehenbauer Brother: Osmar (and Katherine) Lehenbauer 19 Grandchildren (12 spouses) and 23 Great Grandchildren

Memorials St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School (for Scholarship funds), Oviedo, FL Lutheran Haven Benevolent Care Fund, Oviedo, FL

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 PM Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 5, 2018

Paul Martin Lehenbauer

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Cathy Mayo

April 5, 2018

We always loved to visit Uncle Paul and Aunt Vickie. Uncle Paul was always smiling and joking with us. Whenever we visited for Christmas, he made sure all of us were included in the children's Christmas program - we had to quickly memorize our parts! I always wished he was my pastor - but having him as an uncle was just as special.

John & Cathie Young

April 5, 2018

Many great memories of a great man of God! He never did finish our wedding sermon after Cathie almost passed out. Always said someday he would. He will be missed for sure!
Glad to know we will see him again.
May God comfort all the family.

Beth Parker

April 5, 2018

I always loved to hear uncle Paul sing, I can still hear it in my mind. He always had a way of making you laugh and feel good about life, I will miss him. Sending love to Aunt Vicky and all the family.

Jim Oberhaus

April 5, 2018

Our sympathies and prayers go out to the entire Lehenbauer family. I have nothing but great memories of Pastor Lehenbauer and the kids that I taught. May God send you comfort and peace.

Andrew and Amanda Tripp

April 5, 2018

Sorry about your loss pastor lehenbauer our prayers go out to you and your family

Marlene Curtis

April 4, 2018

So many wonderful memories. The last one that comes to mind was when the Abiding Word ladies invited Pastor and Vicki to a Christmas party. Tim also came along. A wonderful time we all had.
Pastor was like my dad thru all my separation and divorce. Thoughts and prayers to Vicki and family. Heaven gained a fine man. 🙅🙅


April 4, 2018

Our condolences to the Lehenbauer family.
2nd Corinthians 5:8 Absent from the body present with the Lord.
May The Peace Of The Lord Be With You Always.
Paul & Flo Brueggemeier

Cathy (Wesemann) Walston

April 4, 2018

My thoughts are with you Aunt Vicky and all my cousins at the loss of Uncle Paul. I remember him always joking around and making things fun for us. May God’s promise of new life in Him bring you peace as you miss him.

Phyllis Lammon

April 3, 2018

Sorry for your loss. My prayers to all of your family. I remember he took the conformation class to Frankenmuth in 1963! Had a great time!