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2013-03-14 / Obituaries

Louis Paul Lehmann

August 31, 1920 - March 5, 2013

Funeral services for Louis Lehmann, 92 of Warda, Texas, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda with Rev. Dennis Tegtmeier officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Giddings American Legion Post 276, immediately followed in the church cemetery.

Louis Paul Lehmann was born on August 31, 1920 in Warda, Texas to Paul H. & Christine (Kasper) Lehmann. He was baptized on September 26, 1920 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church by Rev. G. Buchschacher and confirmed on March 25, 1934 by Rev. Paul C. Eifert at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Louis served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 69th Reconnaissance Group from October 5, 1942 until January 12, 1946 having obtained the rank of Corporal. He was united in marriage to Amanda Schroeder on September 4, 1943 in Houston, Texas by Rev. Oliver Harms. Louis had been employed with Balcones Mineral, Sharp Propane, Santa Fe Minerals and Tesorro. He attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda where he was a member of the Men’s Club, served as a trustee for many years and held several other positions. He was a member of the Giddings Sons of Hermann Lodge #54, the Fayette County Farm Bureau and the North Central Fayette County Wildlife Management Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cattle ranching, gardening and watching his deer.

Louis passed away the morning of Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Jefferson Place in La Grange, Texas.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Amanda Lehmann; sister, Sidonia Pietsch; four brothers, Michael Lehmann, Gus Lehmann, Paul Lehmann and an infant brother and a son-in-law, Milton Kieschnick.

He is survived by his three daughters, Joyce & Dennis Foerster of Manheim, Brenda & Larry Woelfel of Manheim and Carolyn Lehmann of Warda; four grandchildren, Melissa & Wayne Galipp of Northrup, Karen Hester of Giddings, Renee & Kyle Williams of Waco and Mark & Sunny Woelfel of Warda; eight great grandchildren, Kari Galipp of Ft. Worth, Katelyn Hester of Giddings, Emma Williams of Waco, Layna Woelfel of Warda, Jay Woelfel of Warda, Rayli Woelfel of Warda, Sydni Havel of Warda and Paige Woelfel of Warda; sister, Anita Bell of Ashdown, AR; brother, Anton Lehmann of Deanville; two sistersin law, Elsie Fischer and Adeline Schroeder both of Giddings, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Galipp, Mark Woelfel, Kyle Williams, Ronnie Lehmann, Steven Lehmann and David Lehmann.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery Fund or the charity of one’s choice.

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