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Mildred Lehman

Sunday, February 3, 2013
12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, IA

Sunday, February 3, 2013
1:30 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, IA

In Loving Memory of
Mildred L. Lehman
April 15, 1912 ~ February 1, 2013

Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, Iowa
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 1:30 P.M.

Rev. Daryl Aaron

Kelley Fog

Evergreen Cemetery
Emmetsburg, Iowa

Mildred Louise Lehman, daughter of Joseph and Myrtle Stonebraker, was born April 15, 1912, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Following graduation from Iowa Falls High School, Mildred was employed at Swift and Company. She was united in marriage to Joseph George Lehman in Iowa Falls. To this union three daughters were born.

Mildred and Joe moved to Rolfe where they owned and operated a produce business. They ran their business until the late 1970s when they retired and moved to Emmetsburg.

Mildred was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg, where she was active in church circle and church choir.

Mildred was a talented musician, having acquired the talent from her father who was also very musical. She sang in church choirs for over sixty years and shared her talent whenever asked. She played regularly at PARC Hall to entertain the residents there.

Music was Mildred’s heart but loving friendships were her soul. She lived to care for others in need and always had time to lend an empathetic ear when someone was hurting. She was a “mother to the motherless” and even those that weren’t. She had an innate sense of maternal compassion and love and was never afraid to share it.

Mildred made her home at Willow Ridge for several years before moving to Lakeside Lutheran Home in 2010. She passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 at the age of 100 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; her daughter, Mary Fisher; brothers, Everett and Arnold Stonebraker; and sisters, Gerre Coulson and Irene Wagaman.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Aaron and her husband, Daryl of Mounds View, Minnesota and Carol Mints and her husband, William of Lynn Haven, Florida; son-in-law, Dean Fisher of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Deana Fisher, Joe (Barb) Fisher, Ryan (Denise) Mints and Kimberly Aaron; two great grandchildren, Celeste and Mason Fisher; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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