Marlin Dale LEHRMAN Marlin Dale Lehrman 86, passed away on April 17, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Dale was born May 4, 1925 in Sioux County, Iowa where he spent his childhood years living on the family farm. During his school years he made very intricate models of the Vatican City, Rome, Italy; and the Parthenon of Athens, Greece. Following graduation from Central High School, Sioux City, Iowa Dale turned his eyes west ward and headed for Seattle, Washington where he would make his home for the next 70 years. After obtaining his seaman's papers, Dale served on board the USNS Frederick Funston (T-AP-178) as a purser while the ship was in service dur ing the Korean War. Following his return to Seattle, Dale was employed at the Moore Business Forms regional office in Seattle as officer manager. From there, he retired after 35 years of service. During his lifetime Dale was attracted to distant places and therefore spent a great deal of his time travelling the world, of which Paris, France was his beloved city. His many journeys included trips to Russia, China, Japan, various countries of the Middle East, South America, all of Europe and Africa which in cluded a safari. Dale had a great love of the arts, which included the Seattle Symphony, ACT Thea ter, and the Seattle Repertory Theater. He was a patron of the Seattle Opera Company. Dale was proud of his very extensive symphony and opera music col lection. Each year Dale so looked forward to the Seattle Film Festival and the challenge to view as many if not all of that years offerings. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends and did so lavishly and with love. Dale's passing was preceded by the passing of his mother, Gertrude (Wolford) Lehrman, father, William Lehrman, Sister Evelyn (Lehrman) Petersen, and great nephew Brian Cloud of Bill ings, Montana. He is survived by his niece Donna (Jim) Cloud of Helena, Montana, niece Karen (Knut) Johansen of Ferndale, Washington, niece Patricia (Petersen) Binion of Snohomish, Washington and niece Kathi (Joe) Levell of Eugene, Oregon as well as numerous great and great great nieces and nephews and his beloved cat Harley. He is also survived by numerous rela tives in Iowa and many, many friends who will greatly miss the stories of his great adventures. A celebration of his life will be held at Birch Bay, Washington during August of 2012. Arrangements en trusted to the care of People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative.
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Published in The Seattle Times on May 6, 2012