Earl W. Lehman
Earl Lehman, 93 of Hibbing, MN, passed away on Wednesday, March 1,
2023 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing. He was born in Greaney, MN on May
26, 1929 to Earl and Gladys (Johnson) Lehman. Earl grew up in the
Greaney area and went to school in Orr, MN. After graduating high school,
Earl went to serve his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He
was married to the love of his life, Barbara Eddy, and they had been in the
Hibbing area since 1956 where they made their home and raised a family in
the Brooklyn neighborhood. Earl was a hard worker in every aspect of his
life whether on the job or at home. He retired from Eveleth Taconite. Earl
enjoyed woodworking and camping with family and friends (his favorite
spot being Big Sandy Lake). An avid Bulldogs hockey fan, he never missed
a game whether he attended, watched on TV or listened on the radio. He
was happiest being active and spending time outdoors. Earl’s faith was
important to him as he was a long-time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran
Church in Hibbing. He was an active member and always involved with the
white elephant sale.
Earl is survived by his children; Russell (Sally) Lehman, Kathleen (Lester)
Johnson, Karen Lehman, Gary (Vandy) Lehman and Janet (Frank) Dorry,
siblings; Muriel Lehman and Lorraine Wheelecor, grandkids; Jennifer,
Jessica, Rocky, Amanda, Michael, Melissa, Steven, Laina and Jeff, ten great
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his adored wife; Barb, parents; Earl and Gladys,
son; Duane Lehman, sister; Doris Rent and infant twin sister; Elaine.
There will be a memorial service held at 11AM on Thursday, March 9, 2023,
at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Pastor Kevin Olson will
officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 5PM
to 7PM at the Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing and one hour prior to the
service at 10AM on Thursday at church. Military honors will be accorded
by the Mid-Range Honor Guard at church.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful staff at
Guardian Angels and Big Stone Therapy.