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William E. “Bill” Lehrman

January 2, 2022

William E. “Bill” Lehrman 92, died January 2, 2022 at his Newton residence.

He was born March 28, 1929 in Newton, Kansas to David S. and Anna (Goosen) Lehrman.  On January 4, 1948 he married Barbara Jane Powell at Newton and she preceded him death in 2019.

Bill worked for Boeing Aircraft for 25 years retiring in 1984. Following his retirement he went to work for Webco located at the Newton Airport where he worked until July of 2021. While working at Webco Bill became an asset to the employees using his years of experience in aircraft and sheet metal.

In addition to keeping busy working, one constant in Bill’s life was his love of reading.  In earlier years he enjoyed radio controlled airplanes and black powder rifles.

Bill had a love of animals and had many pets through the years. He was currently a “cat dad” to his beloved Dottie and Morris.

He is survived by his son Michael Lehrman and daughter Cathy Lehrman both of Newton.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Melvin and sisters Hilda, Pauline and Dorothy.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Luke Evangelical Church in Newton with Pastor Jeffery Sparks presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton.

Memorials may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society or St. Luke Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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6 thoughts on “William E. “Bill” Lehrman

  1. Bill will be remembered as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, husband of Barbara, father of Mike and Cathy, member of St, Luke Church, and friend of so many others. Because of Bill’s faith in Jesus Christ, he is in heaven today. May we all join him one day by placing our faith in Jesus Christ even as he did.

  2. So sad at the loss of our beloved uncle. I have so many wonderful memories of this amazing man! Our prayers are with you.
    Fran and Bob Tompkins

  3. Bill was always so welcoming at St.Luke’s. Our condolences to Mike and Cathy at this difficult time.

  4. I grew up a few doors down from Bill and his wife. I remember him always walking his 2 collies and he always stopped to talk to let me pet the dogs and visited w me. I will always treasure those memories! Rest in peace Bill

  5. Prayers for the family. I grew up in the old neighborhood around 924 north Poplar street. His son Mike and I were friends when we were kids. Enjoyed seeing him usually at the grocery store. Lots of good memories.

  6. So sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was such a sweetheart and I enjoyed visiting with him and your mom when I would bring them library books.

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