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David E. Lehman

August 5, 1946 February 5, 2019
David E. Lehman
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Obituary for David E. Lehman

David E. Lehman, age 72 of the Town of Newbold, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at his home. He was born on August 5, 1946, in Rhinelander to Arnold and Margaret (Pelong) Lehman.

In his youth, Dave worked in the family business, Lehman Oil in addition to attending school. He graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1965. On January 25, 1975, Dave married Nancy Sonsthagen at St. Mark Lutheran Church and together they would raise their family of three children.

In 1972, Dave began his career as a firefighter with the Rhinelander Fire Department. That career of service would span 28 years including 12 years as chief until his retirement in 2000. He then worked for Wisconsin Public Service until retiring at age 65 to become a fulltime “putzer”.

Among his interests, Dave enjoyed playing cards, looking forward to Thursday card night, hunting, coffee with friends, and regular stops at McDonalds. He especially loved time spent at Conro’s Resort operated by his son and future daughter-in-law, Tim and April.

Throughout his life, Dave struggled with depression and in the end, that battle would claim his life. If you know someone dealing with depression and life challenges, please support them with love and encouragement to seek professional assistance and resources. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests donations in memory of Dave to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org.

Dave is survived by his wife, Nancy Lehman of Rhinelander; his three children, Tim (April) Lehman of Rhinelander, Michael (Heidi) Lehman of Rhinelander, and Nikki Lehman of Waupaca, WI; and seven grandchildren, Cole, Margaret, Samuel, Henry, Eleanor, Andrew, and Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and two brothers, Richard and Douglas.

A memorial service for Dave will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414 / www.carlsonfh.com) with Chaplain John Uhlarik officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family or to https://afsp.donordrive.com/campaign/DavidELehmanMemorialFund


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Feb

1:00 PM 2/9/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2/9/2019 3:00:00 PM
Carlson Funeral Service, Inc.

134 N. Stevens St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Carlson Funeral Service, Inc.
134 N. Stevens St. Rhinelander 54501 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Feb

3:00 PM 2/9/2019 3:00:00 PM
Carlson Funeral Service, Inc.

134 N. Stevens St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Carlson Funeral Service, Inc.
134 N. Stevens St. Rhinelander 54501 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution
https://afsp.donordrive.com/campaign/DavidELehamMemorialFund
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