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perry j. lehman

Posted on Feb. 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Oct. 15, 1932 - Feb. 24, 2013

TOPEKA — Perry Jay Lehman, 80 of Topeka, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at home.

He was born Oct. 15, 1932, in Topeka to the late Erwin J. and Polly (Miller) Lehman. He married Ida Mae Bontrager on Nov. 23, 1961.

His wife; children Mary Ruth (Stewart) Hochstetler, Velda (Matt) Eash, Marion (Deb) Lehman and LaVerne (Mary) Lehman, all of Goshen, Carolyn (Morris) Yoder and Wilbur “Willie” (Deb) Lehman, both of Nappanee, Norma (Arlin) Miller of Middlebury, Marlin (Norma) Lehman of Millersburg, Ervin (Ruth) Lehman and Maynard and Leon Lehman, both of Shipshewana; 39 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters Katie (Noah) Miller, Ella (Ora) Miller and Elsie (Orva) Bontrager of Shipshewana; and aunt Ella Miller survive.

A grandson and a great-grandson preceded him in death.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and all day Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the family’s home, 7685 W. 700 S., Topeka. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Nelson Schlabach’s home, 6810 S. S.R. 5, Topeka. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.