Frederic Francis Lehman
Location: Calvary Cemetery, Chatfield, MN
Private Funeral Service
A private funeral service will be held for Frederic Lehman.
Tuesday, October 4, 1927
Date of Death:
Friday, October 8, 2021
94 years old
Frederic Francis Lehman
Frederic Francis Lehman, 94, of Rochester, MN, died peacefully, Friday October 8, 2021 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, MN.
Fred was born October 4, 1927 in Rochester, Minnesota to William Sr. and Martha (Hammersmith) Lehman. He attended grammar school to the 8 grade. Fred enlisted in the US Navy during WW11 (1944) serving in the South Pacific as a coxswain on several types of Landing Craft Infantry. He was discharged in 1946 briefly working as an aircraft riveter before enlisting in the US Marine Corp infantry. He married Teresa Catherine Manahan in Chatfield, MN. on 24 April 1954. Fred worked for Mayo Clinic for many years.
Early in Fred’s life he enjoyed hunting and fishing. After his retirement he traveled, read and bicycled around Rochester.
He is survived by his daughters, Agneta (Mark) Gottinger of Dayton MN; Mary Hanson of Rochester MN; Margaret (Kyle) Watkins of Rochester MN; Sara (Dan) Braasch of Rochester MN; Sons, Shawn (Donna) Lehman Rochester; Steven Lehman Rochester ,12 grandchildren 13 great grandchildren He is preceded in death by his wife Teresa, brother William Jr. (Bill) and son William (Bill)
We wish to thank everyone who cared for Fred during the last years of his life and especially during the last few weeks. Madonna Meadows, Mayo Clinic Rochester Campus, Prairie Manor Care Center, and Mayo Clinic Austin Campus. Everyone was thoughtful, kind, and considerate, you express compassion and patience. It was truly remarkable the care he received.
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Fred's Sister Mary sends her condolences and prayer to the family.. She mourns his passing and in the same token celebrates his journey to Eternal life.
These last several years Fred and Mary had the opportunity through his children to reunite and bond through several long distance trips and we ( Mary's ) children cherished their Uncle Fred.
He was a quite Gentleman and you could feel the love that he had for his entire family including Us.
I , Susan Oviatt ( Mary's daughter) feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to re-bond and share many long conversations with him. He made me feel like distance and years were never there, that we never missed a beat. THAT is rare and I will hold him close to my heart and mind until we meet again in our eternal home..
I thank Jesus for the reconnection to Uncle Fred and to some of his Children. He encouraged me and gave me peace in many different situations. For this I am proud to have such an Uncle.. You will be missed by many but especially by your loving Sister MARY A Lehman Mills.. Rest in Peace Frederic Francis Lehman WE LOVE YOU DEARLY..
May our Lord bring peace to the hearts and minds of Fred's children knowing he now walks with Jesus and his loving wife and all those who have gone before to Eternal life.
In Jesus name I pray. AMEN
We are so very sorry for your loss. We had great respect and admiration for Fred. He was a fine man. May he Rest In Peace, and may all his family find solace in their memories of him.