Donald J. Lehman

Died Aug. 1, 2017


Donald John Lehman, 72, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at West Branch Regional Medical Center.

Don was born in West Branch to George and Lauretta (Smith) Lehman on July 24, 1945. He graduated from West Branch High School and lived in West Branch all his life.

Don was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2022, where he was proud to be a Fourth Degree Knight and a member of the honor guard.

Don worked at Tolfree Memorial Hospital and retired from West Branch Regional Medical Center. He loved the community and volunteered his time to numerous organizations and activities for many years. He enjoyed sports, loyally attended Ogemaw Heights High School and Little League games and was a big fan of the Tigers, Lions and Pistons.

Don is survived by his sisters, Lois Jandernoa of Grand Rapids and Carol Zakaras of Homewood, Ill.; his brother, Wayne (Sue) Lehman of West Branch; and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, George, in 1997; his mother, Lauretta, in 2005; his sister, Sister Joan Lehman, O.P. in 2003; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Zakaras in 2008 and Don Jandernoa in 2016.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. with a K of C rosary at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Father Patrick Maher will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 2022 or St. Joseph School Endowment Fund.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home. Online condolences can be shared at


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