2012-11-08 / Obituaries

Dorothy A. Lehmann


Funeral services for Dorothy A. Lehmann, 90 of Ledbetter, Texas, were held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Dorothy Mae Alexander Lehmann was born on Friday, October 13, 1922 in Lee County, Texas to Adam Thomas & Meta (Maass) Wettermann Alexander. She was baptized and confirmed at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings and attended grade school at the Good Hope Community School (near the current Giddings Country Club). Dorothy graduated from Giddings High School in 1939 and worked at various jobs before and during World War II.

She was united in marriage to Clarence Richard Lehmann on July 27, 1945 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Walter G. Tillmanns. Dorothy was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church where she had served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher for over 15 years. She also was a member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Women of the Word and had served as the president of the organization.

She was a member of the Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Giddings Sons of Hermann Lodge #54. Dorothy was heavily involved in the Stalag 17B Former POW’s organization and faithfully attended their annual conventions and had served as the facilitator for their fundraising. She enjoyed dancing and dominoes, as well as traveling.

Dorothy passed away at her home in Ledbetter during the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.T. & Meta Alexander; her husband, Clarence R. Lehmann; son-in-law, Roy Kyle; brothers, Tommie Alexander and Leo Alexander; sisters, Ruby Jaehne and Lillie Durrenberger; half-brothers, Elmore Alexander, Charlie Alexander and Leon Alexander; half-sisters, Pearl Taylor, Addie Best and Millie Gann; step-brothers, William Wettermann and Ed Wettermann and a step-sister, Agnes Weldon.

Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Debbie Lehmann of Giddings; daughter, Connie Kyle of Bryan; two grandchildren, Ross Lehmann of Houston and Lauren Lehmann of Austin; sister-in-law, Lorene Sump of Giddings; brother-in-law, Ira Lehmann & his wife, Joyce of Ledbetter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Doug Alexander, Tom Alexander, Lynn Lehmann, John Durrenberger, Pat Lehmann and Bobby Lehmann.

Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Sanctuary Restoration Fund, 573 North Main Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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