Wilbur G. Lehman, 94, GATX Corporation worker, EMT, lay minister at East Fairview COB

By on November 8, 2017

Wilbur G. Lehman, 94, of Manheim, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

He reunited with the love of his life, the late Esther W. Hosler Lehman, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Good Lehman.

For many years Wilbur worked as an expediter/controller for GATX Corporation, Manheim. He was called to the ministry in 1955. Wilbur dedicated much of his life to sharing the Gospel as lay minister on the pulpit of East Fairview Church of the Brethren where he was a lifelong member and as guest preacher during revival services in neighboring counties. He and Esther were also faithful in their visitation ministry. Wilbur’s life of service extended into the community as well.

He became a certified EMT, volunteering with the Manheim Veteran’s Ambulance Association. He delivered Meals on Wheels, and gave countless hours to the Mennonite Home, Brethren Village, and Pleasant View Retirement Community, where he was a resident. Attending local public auctions, collecting and reselling antiques, were a favorite weekend passion.

Surviving are two daughters: Barbara, wife of Barry Earhart of Manheim; Cyndi Shoffstall of Lancaster; son: W. Gary, husband of Ruby E. Lehman of Manheim; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Vera, wife of Clifford Gibble of Manheim.

Preceding him in death is a daughter-in-law: Kay L. Lehman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Wilbur’s memorial service at the East Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1187 Fairview Road, Manheim, on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Saturday, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Wilbur’s memory to Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

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

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