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STANFORD LEHMBERG Stanford Lehmberg, age 80, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Born in Kansas, he was educated at the U of Kansas (BA l953, MA l954), and later named a Fulbright Scholar to Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) where he received his PhD in l956. Lehmberg was a professor of English history at the U of Texas 1956-69 and the U of Minnesota 1969-99, where he served as chairman of the history department for 6 years. Stanford was twice named a Guggenheim Fellow and was awarded DLitt from Cambridge University in 1990. He wrote 11 books, 8 of which were in English history. He was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, The Society of Antiquaries, and other academic associations. Stanford had a lifelong interest in church music, which was strongly influenced by his experiences at Cambridge. He later served as organist/choirmaster at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, TX and at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in St. Paul, MN. After his retirement he researched and wrote a book on the ecclesiastical architecture of John Gaw Meem. Stanford is survived by his wife, Phyllis; and their son, Derek and wife, Akie Funai. The funeral will be Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m. at the Church of Holy Faith. In lieu of flowers should friends wish memorial contributions may be made to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, P.O. Box 5153, Santa Fe 87502, Cornerstones Community Partners, P.O. Box 2341, Santa Fe 87504, the Santa Fe Symphony P.O. Box 9692, Santa Fe, 87504 or the charity of your choice. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook online at

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Jun. 17 to Jun. 19, 2012.
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August 27, 2012
Stan was a great mentor and very supportive. Truly a gentleman and truly a scholar.
Tom Martin
August 11, 2012
Dr. Lehmberg a kind, thoughtful, and encouraging advisor. I was lucky to have him accept me as his student. . Although my thematic interests were different, we soon learned that we had similar research instincts. I was not your typical graduate student, but Dr. Lehmberg supported me all of the time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and their loss.
Diana Laulainen-Schein
August 6, 2012
Stan Lehmberg was one of my mentors in the Ph.D. program at Minnesota and a valued and cherished friend. I owe what success I've had in no small part to him. I was so sad to hear of his passing - my condolences to the Lehmberg family.
Jonathan Good
June 29, 2012
I always enjoyed talking with him during Christmas Eve dinners when we were often together with others.
Andrew Harrod
June 28, 2012
I am a friend of Stanford's from junior high and high school. I had always thought to write to him and thank him for the encouragement he gave me to write and to do what I was interested in. He was the only one who seemed to recognize that I really loved writing and music. But he was so far above me in his talents and accomplishments that I was timid in writing. Now it is too late. So I want to send condolances and sincere sympathy to his wife and family, because I know they will miss him very much. And I know he would have had a womderful lady for his wife and have been so proud of his family. my deep condolances to all of the family.
Kathy Blickenstaff
June 28, 2012
Professor Lehmberg was one of my favorite teachers at the U of M. I found his lectures in English history mesmerizing, and took as many of his classes as I could squeeze into my schedule. Those classes really opened an 18-year-old's eyes to the charms of history. My condolences to the Lehmberg family.
Mary Jane Smetanka
June 26, 2012
I took several classes from Prof. Lehmberg at the University of Minnesota and had the privilege of knowing a fine scholar and a delightful human being. He was always so supportive of and interested in his students and took great joy in sharing his love of history and music. A sad loss, indeed.
Isabel Levinson
June 26, 2012
I took several classes from Prof. Lehmberg at the University of Minnesota. He was not only a fine scholar but a delightful human being. He was always supportive of and interested in his students. He was always so generous in sharing his love of history and music. A sad loss, indeed.
June 26, 2012
Sincere condolences to Dr. Lehmberg's very sorry for this huge loss. The Lehmbergs were our neighbors for years, and Dr. Lehmberg was one of my all-time favorite professors at the U. Coincidentally, I am teaching a course right now on music of the English Renaissance (he and I shared a love for this music), and will devote the rest of the term to his memory.
Jenzi Silverman
June 26, 2012
A fine musician and a finer man. He hired me for the chuch choir bsically sight unseen and it lead to a job that lasted 27 years. Thank you Stan, for your belief in me, and for allowing my voice to soar.
Michael Moore
June 23, 2012
Stan was a great friend and mentor to me during my Ph D at the U of M and been able to have an academic career. Without his support and friendship I could never have completed my degree. I fondly remember many lunches at Grandmaa' with a Summit Ale. Stan was a fine gentleman and a great historian.
Doug Biggs
June 21, 2012
By the Heavenly Gate, the angels have placed a new sign: "Reserved for S.E. Lehmberg." Stanford, we all love you, we will miss you, and, God willing, we will see you soon in Paradise. Rest in peace, Dear Friend.
Douglas Shambo II
June 19, 2012
Stanford was a blessing to us all, and was a key player in the renaissance of our beloved St. Clement's Episcopal Church in St. Paul. His knowledge, generosity, and kindliness welcomed and nurtured many of us over the years. He will be greatly missed, and most fondly remembered.
Mark Stahura
June 19, 2012
We knew Stan as St. Clement's beloved choral conductor and organist, and especially as an unerring selector of the best in Anglican music - from Tallis to Rutter and much in between. His work to establish a robust musical tradition will not be forgotten at this church and in the hearts of those he worked with. Much love and honor to this man, and to Phyllis, a woman of strength and grace.
Mary Earl
June 19, 2012
Stan and his choirs gave us music that echoed beyond the Sundays. This added beauty to our lives and our souls. It lasted week after week. Year after year. What a gift. Thank you
Ralph Ross
June 19, 2012
My condolences to Mrs. Lehmberg and all of Stan's family and friends. He was a courtly gentleman and an impressive scholar. His (and Phyllis's) community service and commitments to many organizations have enriched Santa Fe's cultural life. Thank you, Stan.
Barbara Harrelson
June 17, 2012
I am so sorry to read of Stanford's death. He was such a fine, wonderful, gentlemanly scholar, and a loving husband to Phyllis. His work in the Reformation history of Anglicanism stands out for the liberty and compassion of the Church. And a learned and gifted church musician. He wrote the superb history of Holy Faith Church which will be read long into the future. What a blessing!
Fr. Dale Coleman, Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL.
June 17, 2012
We are very sorry to hear the news. With all our condolences and sympathy to the Lehmberg family.
Barbara and Paul
Paul Stephenson
June 17, 2012
With sympathy and kind regards to the Lehmberg family on behalf of the History Department at the University of Minnesota,
Gary Cohen
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