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James Lehmann & Edith Lehmann

1930 ~ 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

James Lehmann, dairyman, soldier, writer, family man; went on to his

eternal home with the Lord on November 8, 2020. He would proudly tell

you in his last few weeks, that he made it to 90.

 

Edith Lehmann, beloved wife, mother, friend; went on to her eternal home

with the Lord on January 22, 2021. She was a bright light to everyone who

was blessed to have crossed paths with her, right up till her last day on this

earth.

 

James was born in Baytown, Texas on October 16, 1930 to Henry and Clara

(Kelm) Lehmann, he was baptized by the Reverend Stroebel in 1931 and

confirmed at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Baytown by the

Reverend George Washington Obenhaus in 1944.

 

Edith was born in Washington County on November 21, 1930 to August and

Freida (Feisler) Gregor. She was baptized and confirmed here locally.

 

James returned to Washington County in 1945 and graduated from

Brenham High School in 1948. After receiving a coveted four year

scholarship from the Jesse H. Jones Houston Opportunity Award to Texas

A&M University, James became a member of the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets,

and graduated with a degree in Dairy Science in 1952. During his senior

year, James worked as Editor for the The Agriculturalist, the precursor to

today’s AgriLeader magazine. He was also awarded the honor of “Who’s

Who at Texas A&M” that same year.

 

 

Growing up in Washington County, Edith attended the Country Schools of

Mill Creek, and also graduated from Brenham High School. One might

know Edith from her years of working at the Washington County Tax Office,

or her tireless and loving teaching career at the Brenham State School.

 

During James’ nearly three decades of combined active duty and as an

active reservist, James served our country during the Korean War era as an

officer, being a member of the U.S. Army Psychological Warfare Center at

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. James continued service with our military

reserves until retiring as a Lt. Colonel after 29 years of total service. He was

a member of Brenham’s first army reserve artillery unit, serving as Battery

Commander.

 

Both James and Edith demonstrated life-long hearts of service to others.

James served his local community as Secretary of the Property Owners of

Washington County; and a volunteer with AARP Tax Aide. But he was most

passionate about serving his military community, reinforcing his respect and

appreciation for them, with his many years of service at the Greater

Houston USO at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Edith loved her

church and was a member of the Rachel Circle, as well as a Board member

of the Brazos Cluster, Women of the Church and a Board member of the

Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. She also faithfully served many years

and multiple positions with the Extension Education Clubs of Washington

County also known as Lunch and Learn (EEOC).

 

James and Edith were just two days shy of celebrating their 58th wedding

anniversary. They were married on November 10, 1962 at Ebenezer

Lutheran Church by Reverend Paul Banitt.

 

James was married to the sweetest, kindest, most patient companion a man

could hope for, his wife Edith. They are survived by farming partner and

friend, son Lance; Lance’s wife Patricia, and their daughter Ashley; also

daughter Sarah, her husband Chris, and their daughter Addy.

 

A joint memorial service is scheduled to be held at Salem Lutheran Church

in Brenham on Saturday, February 6th at 2PM, with a burial, to include

military honors for James, following at the Salem Lutheran Church

cemetery. Please self-govern to follow current state and local guidelines for

the health and safety of all in attendance.

 

James had requested two dear friends to act as his pallbearers, one being

the late Judge Eddie Earl Harrison. While his friend Eddie is no longer here

with us, we know they are probably having long talks together and solving

the problems of the world they have both left behind. Another friend, Dr.

Robert G. Wright, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearer.

 

In lieu of flowers, James and Edith would be honored by memorials given to

the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, Salem Lutheran Church, or any

charity that you feel would honor their life and legacy.

 

James and Edith’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude for

the prayers, cards, notes of encouragement, and acts of kindness shown

during a most challenging set of circumstances.

 

Memories may be shared at www.MemorialOaksChapel.com

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
February 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Salem Lutheran Church
1500 Salem Road
Brenham, TX 77833

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