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Paul Lehman


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Paul Lehman Obituary

HILLSDALE - Paul Alfred Lehman, 94, of Hillsdale and a resident of the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility was called home to be with the Lord and his wife Vesta on January 27, 2016. Vesta preceded him in death in 2008. He was born April 18, 1921 to Elmer and Millie (Kibler) Lehman in Williams County, Ohio.

Paul had two sisters, Geraldine (Lowell) Young and Olive Jean (Ford) Fisk, both have preceded him in death.

Paul graduated from Waldron High School. He worked for Stock's Mill (later DCA Industries) for over 33 years, retiring in 1983 as the grain elevator foreman. Paul farmed his whole life, working with animals and crops as a source of pleasure. He was a warm, loving person, making friends wherever he went. Paul was a wonderful Christian father and husband. He was an avid Bible reader for as long as he was able. He was married April 25, 1943 in Coldwater to Vesta Smith. Paul and Vesta were married for 65 years. They were members of the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church since moving to a farm in Bankers in 1950.

Surviving are five children, David (Karol) Lehman of Lansing, John (LaVeta) Lehman of Renton, WA, Philip (Kathy) Lehman of King George, VA, Thomas (Sue) Lehman of Jackson and Lois (Jim) Slade of Osseo; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Paul Lehman will be Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Bankers Cemetery in Bankers. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church. For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Jan. 29, 2016
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