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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. Jude Catholic School. www.klaehnfahlmelton.com
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 23, 2013