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William E. “Bill” Lehrman

d. 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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