Kenneth Frederick Lehman, 79, of Marissa, IL; born January 27, 1933; passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
Mr. Lehman was a coal miner and retired from Peabody Coal Company after 38 years. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ; the United Mine Workers Local Union 1148; the American Legion Robert F. Arnold Post 172 and the Rod and Gun Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents – Roy and Viola, nee Triefenbach, Lehman. 2 grandson – Shannon Ray Cathcart and Kenneth Lee Ruester.
He is survived by his loving wife Delores “Lorrie” ,nee Richardson, Lehman whom he married on March 20, 1954 in Des Plaines, IL. 3 daughters – Michelle “Shelly” (Mark) Schneider of Pinckneyville, IL; Susan “Susie” (Gary) Stewart of Marissa, IL; Mitzi Ann (Scott) Jenkel of Pinckneyville, IL. His grandchildren – Ryan (Crystal) Cathcart; Jayci (Mark) Papenberg; Deric (Jess) Ruester; Dillon (Savannha) Jenkel; Danielle Jenkel; Deja Jenkel. His great grandchildren – Nolan Cathcart; Ashlyn Cathcart; Hayden Ruester; Kallie Ruester; Haven Jenkel. 1 brother – Robert (Ruby) Lehman of Marissa, IL.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Marissa First Responders; TIP Hospice or Friedens Memorial Fund.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Gail Geisel officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
So sorry, I am keeping each and every one of you in my Prayers.
Posted by: Cindy Pabst Happold – Du Quoin, IL – Family Friend Jan 08, 2013
How can I put into words the impact Uncle Ken had on me? Nothing I can muster scratches the surface of what an incredible man he was. I thank God for the time we were blessed with him. His unending love for his family, his beautiful bride, and his community was evident to anyone who spent even a moment with him. I am better having known him and being blessed to call him Uncle.
Posted by: Krista Allen – Carrollton, TX – niece Jan 08, 2013
To the family of Ken Lehman,
Our hearts go out to all of you for the loss of Ken. He was a very good man and will always be remembered with good thoughts.
With Our Sympathies, The Bottiaux Family
Posted by: Michael, Bianca & Corina Bottiaux – Herrin, IL – Friend Jan 09, 2013
Dear Shelly, Susie, and Mitzi,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s death. Most of my memories of him are when we were growing up, and I was at your house…he was such a nice man, and so good-looking! Lorrie, I am sorry for your loss, and I thank you for your kindness through the years. I want you all to know that I will be remembering Kenny and all of you in my daily prayers. May our Merciful God give you His peace in knowing that one day all of you will be together again.
Posted by: Cathy Sinn Flowers – Annandale, VA Jan 09, 2013
TO a wonderful man that truly was a blessing to meet in Marrisa. you will be sadly miss, you were a wonderful freind love it when you came in Handee Mart and had coffee, I real learn alot from you. You was a great family man, how you loved your wife 3 girls and grand kids. what a wonderful job you did to have 3 wonderful girls that will mess you. Marissa has lost a great one may you zest in peace mt freind and shine your love down on us. love you always Carol and Tim Rogers
Posted by: caol rogers – mariissa, IL – freind Jan 10, 2013
Lorrie and family, Rick and I would like to send our deepest sympathy in Ken’s passing. You have a wonderful family to help you through these difficult days. Your faith in God is strong. Ken was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Cherish all the great memories you all made with him. We continue to keep your family in our hearts and prayers. Diane and Rick
Posted by: Diane Cox – Hamburg, PA – Friend Jan 10, 2013
Uncle Ken will missed.
Posted by: Karyn smith – Plano, TX – Neice Jan 10, 2013
Uncle Ken will be missed. I loved to tease him about his choice in baseball teams! For his sake I hope there is baseball in heaven! I have so many fond memories of Uncle Ken that I will treasure forever. I was lucky to have him as an uncle!
Posted by: Karyn Smith – Plano, TX – Niece Jan 10, 2013
Mrs. Lehman, Suzie and family, I was sorry to see your husband/dad’s obit in the paper. I didn’t see it in time to come to visitation and personally express my sympathy to you and your family. Please know that I’m praying for you to have the peace that passeth understanding throughout this difficult time.
Love & prayers, Cathie Raney
Posted by: Cathie Raney – coulterville, IL – friend Jan 11, 2013
Lorrie, susie,shellie,Mitzi So sorry to hear about Ken”s passing. CherI called on Tues night and planned on coming Wed night. Robert wanted to take a short road trip on Wed and we should have been back in plenty of time but weren’t. Thur morning I got up with the flu so that put off going to the funeral
Susie Robert had a TIA om Nov 30 which slowed him down but no impairment and then on Dec 22 he tore his rotator cuff ao will need surgery but has to get that in his head. Right now he can’t lift his right arm. I give yiou a call and maybr we can meet fopr lunch.
All of you have been in my thought and prayers and know how hard it is to lose a spouse or parent. My mom, died 3 years ago and I still find myself talking to her. love to all Phyllis.
Posted by: phyllis Shubert – 4880marigold Rd Coultervi, IL – friend Jan 11, 2013