William “Bill” Lehman

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, July 28, 1964
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Age:
55 years old

Visitation

Date: Sunday August 04, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Monday August 05, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Monday August 05, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery, Chatfield, MN

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, July 28, 1964
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Age:
55 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, July 28, 1964
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Age:
55 years old

William “Bill” Lehman

William Robert Lehman, 55, of Rochester, passed away on July 31, 2019 at his residence following a lengthy battle with alcoholism.

Bill was born on July 28, 1964 in Rochester to Frederic and Teresa (Manahan) Lehman. He graduated from John Marshall in 1983. On December 30, 1989 he married Cheryl Hofbauer in Rochester. Together, they had three girls, whom Bill loved with all his heart. Cheryl and Bill were later divorced but cherished the friendship that remained. Bill had a 29 year career with the Mayo Clinic, and at the time of his passing was an Associate Clinical Trial Coordinator. In his younger years, Bill enjoyed long distance running and was very proud to have completed three marathons: NYC, Twin Cities, and the inaugural Med City. Additionally, Bill was an avid golfer and demonstrated his prowess when he hit a hole-in-one while in Carroll, IA on an outing with his father-in-law and brother-in-law. Such an array of interests kept Bill busy and ultimately deterred him from a career in comedy, as he had a passion for painfully corny jokes.

He is survived by his daughters, Hillary (Peter Krause) Lehman of St. Louis Park, Hannah of Minneapolis, and Jordyn of Rochester; his ex-wife, Cheryl Lehman of Rochester, MN; siblings, Shawn (Donna) Lehman of Oronco, Agneta (Mark) Gottinger of Maple Grove, Steve Lehman, Mary Hanson, Margaret (Kyle) Watkins, Sara (Dan) Braasch and his father, Fred Lehman, all of Rochester, MN; numerous nieces and nephews; and close cousins, Katie Pressnall of Oronoco and Mark Oldenburg of Rochester, MN.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Lehman; a brother, Lawrence Lehman; and his beloved aunt and uncle, Mary and Fritz Oldenburg.

The funeral service for Bill will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, in Chatfield Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Rochester Cronin House.

Condolences

The family of William “Bill” Lehman has received the following condolences.

It was sad to hear of Bill's passing. There was never a dull moment when you were around Bill .. whether you knew him well or not.  He was funny and quick with his remarks.  I met Bill 27 years ago .. didn't know him well .. but never forgot him - that's an attribute !  Special thoughts and prayers for the family !  

My condolences go to you n your family 


I worked with Bill for many years in the ER @ St Mary’s hospital. We shared many great times, always laughing. He was so gullible!


My favorite memory was he rode on the back of my 50 cc scooter one night and was yelling the whole way how much fun this was! 


Always cherish our friendship! 


So sorry for your loss girls.  He loves all of his girls!!


Carmen 

To Bill’s Family I send my sympathies.  Bill was a friend and co-worker at Mayo Clinic.  He made me laugh and was genuinely a wonderful person to work with.  I am so sad to hear of his passing, but he is with Jesus and will be waiting for his loved ones to join him when it is their time.  God Bless all of you.


              


 


 

Sincere sympathy to the Lehman family. Bill was a kind and funny man who was enjoyable to be around. May his spirit live on in his 3 beautiful daughters.


                                         Jennifer Kampmeier

Deepest sympathies to you all,


  Loved his senses of humor. He always had a joke for me. He loved talking about his girls his face always would light up talking about you three. He also talked about Cheryl and how you were still friends. He likes to take his Dad on a drive and hit a good restaurant. I will so miss him. Prayers and strength to you all.


  Jodie Bosma

My heart is very heavy hearing the news of Bill's passing.  Bill was a friend of mine for many years.  I will miss his jokes and just checking in on each other from time to time.  Prayers going out to his daughters and family. He will be missed.  Rest easy Bill, your struggle is done. 

Bill was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. He leaves a big void in this world that can never be filled. I’ve known Bill since grade school and cherished our conversation over the years and will miss his smiling face around work. Bill was the comedian of the Lincoln Rat pack and will be forever missed.


RIP Bill?


 


Kelly Lund

My sincerest condolence to you all.  Gosh  Cheryl you and your family have endured so much loss.  My prayers go out to you all. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this sad time.  


Although it has been a long time since we have seen Bill...Our memories of Bill are of a man who loved his family, was kind and fun to be around.  He bragged about his girls and was so proud of each of them!!!


God Bless you all!!!


Denny and Corrine

I’m so sorry for your loss.  Bill became a great friend and co-worker in my office over the years.  I will miss him terribly.  He talked so much about his girls and how proud he was of them.  Cheryl- he loved your cooking!  I’m sorry I won’t be able to make any of the arrangements, I am in California on vacation.  Please know he was so kind to everyone he met.  My sympathies, Mary Bennett

I am so sorry to you girls he loved you 3 so much and talked very highly of you!! 

bill.  You have a good time in heaven.   We’ll be up there soon to keep you check!  

Prayers and thoughts to the Lehman family;