John Lehman

Wood River | Tuesday, December 20 2022 |

John D. Lehman, 85, passed away at 5:41 am, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at his residence.

Born September 30, 1937, in Wood River, he was the son of John W. and Mildred E. (Thompson) Lehman.

He had worked as a machine operator for Owens-IL Glass for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He then worked as a laborer for Local 338 for 13 years before retiring a second time in 1996.

On August 21, 1956, in Hartford, John married Ruth Schneider.  She survives.

Surviving also is a son, Ken S. (Debbie) Lehman of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Kim (Mike) Hardesty of Winter Grove, FL, Kathy Smith of East Alton; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hardesty, Jeffrey Hardesty, Ally Lehman, Tyler Lehman, Kristin Kirsch, Gavin Whiteside; and a half-sister, Shirley East of Hartford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a half-brother, Charles Sumner.

Cremation rites were accorded.  No services have been scheduled.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is entrusted with arrangements.

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Mark's Mortuary

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