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Marion Emerson Lehman
Marion Emerson Lehman, age 100, lifelong resident of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, October 7, 2021 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Marion was born in Swanton on March 27, 1921, to Eugene and Hattie (Mohr) Lehman. He was a 1940 graduate of Fulton Centralized School. Marion joined the United States Coast Guard serving as Seaman 1st Class on the USS Lorain from October 7, 1943 to February 22, 1946.
After serving in the war, Marion returned home, began farming and went to work at Willys-Overland (Jeep) for 32 years, retiring from Jeep/Chrysler in 1979. Marion married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Clifton on March 12, 1945 and they started a family. They shared 74 years of happiness together. Evelyn passed away August 30, 2019.
Marion was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He and Evelyn always enjoyed spending Ohio's cold winters in Cherokee Village, Arkansas. Marion loved doing things with his grandchildren, making items with wood from the farm for family members, and maintaining the lawn. Marion always had an unfinished project going on around the house.
Marion is survived by his son, Allan (Helen) Lehman; daughters, Janet (James) Ruple and Barbara (John) Maillard; 9 grandchildren, Jeremiah, Amy, Ted, Lisa, Gregory (Paula), Amanda, Matthew (Cristianna), Brent (Tiffany) and Molly (Todd); as well as 12 great-grandchildren.
Besides his beloved wife, Evelyn, Marion was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 12th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Visitation will continue Wednesday, October 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Swanton, where funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Justin McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Dutch Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Dear Lehman family, Deepest sympathy. Let God's promise soften your sorrow. John W. and Carla Laver
JOHN W LAVER LCARLA LAVER Oct 14 2021 10:03 PM
Allen, Janet, Barbara, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He had along and productive life. Our prayers are with you.
Gene & Sue Gillen Oct 13 2021 12:58 PM
We would pass Marion on the road for many years as he was mowing near Ai. He was a hard-working gentleman who always had a smile and a wave. We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Bob and Shirley Wittscheck Oct 11 2021 8:48 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.
Allan and Janet Vaughn Oct 9 2021 1:59 AM
So sorry for the loss of your Father. May You find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
My deep and Heartfelt Sympathy to you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lois (Parker) Pass Oct 8 2021 9:52 PM
Dear Janet, Allen and Barbie, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Living to be a 100 is not the norm. We are happy that he got to be home in is older years, and do so well with out your mom being there with him. Let our PRECIOUS LORD take care of your SAD HEARTS now. Love you all. Don and Bonnie ( Bernath ) Ditch
Donald Ditch Oct 8 2021 12:12 PM