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Gerald R. (Jerry) Lehman

May 26, 1912 — May 18, 2001

A lifetime resident of Marshall County, Gerald R. “Jerry” Lehman, living at 12307 11th Rd., Plymouth, for the past 16 years, died of natural causes at 3:32 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2001, eight days shy of his 89th birthday. Jerry, a patient for five days, died at the Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born in Wakarusa, Ind., on May 26, 1912, the son of Lloyd and Zola Truex Lehman. He graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1932. He attended barber school and later had a barbering shop in Bremen. On August 5, 1933, Jerry and Emma Josephine Becker, a high school classmate; were married in Elkhart, Ind. Jerry first worked as a farm laborer. He barbered for awhile and then went into residential construction as Lehman’s Construction. He became a union carpenter and worked at the Bridgeman Power Plant, at that same time he operated a mower repair service. Following his retirement, he worked at Miller’s Coast to Coast and then Ace Hardware as a floor salesman where he was known to many in the area. Jerry loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables. He enjoyed watching birds, fishing and working with wood and stained glass projects. He had attended the Sunrise Chapel. Jerry is survived by his wife of almost sixty-eight years, a son, Douglas D. Lehman, San Antonio, Texas, and a daughter, Linda J. and Larry Gibson, Plymouth. Five grandchildren also survive. They are: Shane Lehman, Lance Lehman, Jacqueline Richardson, Kenneth Gibson and Suzanne Gibson. Two great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Juanita Lehman, Plymouth, survive as well. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, a great-grandson, Michael Richardson and a brother, Donald Lehman. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, May 20, 2001, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services for Jerry will be in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2001. The Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Jerry’s memory may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 78481 Tacoma, Washington 98481-8481.
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