John D. Lehman, 82, of LaGrange, died at 9:53 am on Thursday, September 16 at the scene of an automobile/pedestrian accident at 2715 S. 050 W, LaGrange. He was born on October 24, 1938, in LaGrange County, to Dan J. and Fannie (Troyer) Lehman. On December 7, 1961, in LaGrange, he married Katie Irene Mast, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Richard (Elva) Lehman, Larry (Mary) Lehman both of LaGrange, Wayne (Edna Mae) Lehman of Kill Buck, OH, Mervin (Emma) Lehman of Topeka; five daughters, Carolyn (Orla) Bontrager, Ella Mae (Vernon) Bontrager, LeAnna Lehman, Mary Ellen Lehman all of Shipshewana, Vera (Floyd) Miller of Goshen; 43 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ernest (Lyn) Lehman of Goshen, Noah Lehman of Middlebury, Daniel (Ada) Lehman of Shipshewana, Floyd (Martha) Lehman of LaGrange; three sisters, Susie (Monroe) Yoder of Shipshewana, Mary (Levi) Miller of LaGrange, Katie (Harley) Bontrager of Millersburg; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lehman of Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Martha Sue Lehman; great-grandson, Jamie Troyer; three brothers, Elva, Ervin, and Mervin Lehman; two sisters, Elnora Lehman, Ida Beechy. John was a farmer and a minister in the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday, September 17 and all day Saturday, September 18 at the Larry Lehman residence, 2715 S. 050 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 19 also at the Larry Lehman residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Eli P. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.
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