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Richard Clarence Lehman, age 97, of Fenwick, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Hathaway Hills Assisted Living in Greenville, with his daughter by his side.

The son of Clarence Henry & Harriett Elizabeth (Bogart) Lehman, he was born on April 24, 1922 in Bloomer Township.  On March 28, 1942, at Metamora, Michigan, he married the love of his life, Marzella Wanda Wilson and together they enjoyed 73 years of marriage and raised three children.

Richard farmed all of his life, and had also worked at Harvey’s Milling Company in Carson City and at Star Cutter in Detroit in his younger years.  Dick and Marzella were longtime members of the Vickeryville and Carson City United Methodist Churches.  Richard loved his family and friends, farming, tractors, checkers, euchre, hunting and fishing, family trips and working in his shop.  He liked to whittle and loved to winter in Florida with his wife.  They spent many years at Imperial Bonita Estates.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Marzella Lehman;  a son, Gary Lehman;  and a sister, Marie.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ed & Phyllis Lehman of Linden;  a daughter and son-in-law, Patty & Jack Sorrell of Fenwick;  a daughter-in-law, Eloyce Lehman of Fenwick;  eight grandchildren;  twenty-two great-grandchildren;  and six great-great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dick’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.

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13 Comments

  1. Anne Parcher on March 31, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Peace at this time for all. The neighborhood has lost another pillar anyway he was always was someone I looked up to.



  2. Linda Transeau on March 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Patti and family. so sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers are with you all!
    Love ya Patty



  3. Esther and Richard Forest on March 31, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    So sorry Patty. Hugs and prayers for your family’s.



  4. Doug and Angie Ballard on March 31, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a sweet and gentle man. Much love and prayers for the family during this difficult time.



  5. Janice Fogg on March 31, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Hugs and prayers Ed and Phyllis and your families…Thinking of you during this sad time…take care
    Bob and Janice Fogg



  6. Bryan & Jo Hull on March 31, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Patty and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He will be missed!



  7. Carolyn Tubbs on March 31, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Ed and Phyllis, so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.



  8. Cindy Brown on March 31, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Ed and Phyllis. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in our prayers.
    Cindy and Mickey Brown



  9. Mary Jo and Tim Halfman on March 31, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Patty and Jack, I remember your dad having a quiet strength about him. We are sorry for your loss and pray the Lord gives you strength. Much love, the Halfman’s.



  10. Sharon Dulek on April 1, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Patti and Jack,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.



  11. Rich and Lin Pilkinton on April 1, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Jack and Patty, Lin and I were sorry to hear of Patty’s Dad’s passing. He had a full and successful life.



  12. Ned Bogert on April 1, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    To all the Lehman family;
    Our sincere condolences go out to you during this difficult time of loosing this vital pilar of your family.
    May the Lord comfort your heart.
    Ned (Bogart) Bogert & family.



  13. Arnie and Luella Gomke on April 1, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Ed and Phyliss, we are so sorry to hear this news but his troubles on this earth are now over and he is with his Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.



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