Samuel P. Lehman, 85, farm worker, homebuilder, owned Lehman Trucking, dog breeder

By on November 29, 2017

Samuel P. Lehman, 85, of Manheim, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Conestoga View, Lancaster.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Samuel S. and Amelia Pierce Lehman. Sam was the loving husband of the late Verna M. Huber Lehman, who died in March of 2004.

In his early years, Sam worked on farms in Lancaster County. A self-taught carpenter, Sam built several homes including his own home, and worked on many construction projects with his father. In his later years, Sam was the owner and operator of Lehman Trucking, assisting in construction and demolition projects, as well as working in salvaging and restoration with the Sylvan Brandt Company in Lititz.

He was a member of Grace Community Fellowship, Manheim. His interests included, hunting, traveling to the family cabin in Union County, and was a registered dog breeder through the American Kennel Club.

Surviving are two daughters: L. Jean, wife of Cletus Balmer of Manheim; Carol A., wife of Stanton Grube of Lititz; three sons: Samuel L. Lehman of Manheim; Ray M. Lehman of Lancaster; Glenn L., husband of Tricia Lehman of Lititz; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Mary, wife of Henry Nolt of Lititz; Martha, wife of Martin Zimmerman of New Holland; LaVerna, wife of Robert Hill of Manheim; and Lorraine Martin of Manheim.

Preceding him in death is a daughter: Mildred Elaine Lehman; two brothers: Paul and David Lehman; and two sisters: Esther Ginder, and Grace Frey.

Services were held Nov. 25 at Grace Community Fellowship, Manheim. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent in Sam’s memory to Grace Community Fellowship Building Fund, 1483 N. Colebrook Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was in charge of the arrangements.

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