Janet "Tommy" Lehman

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Janet “Tommy” Lehman, age 88 of Fredericksburg, IA passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date at United Congregational Church of Christ in New Hampton, IA with Pastor Paul Pickar officiating. Friends may greet Tommy’s family from 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Online condolences for Tommy’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Janet Genevra “Tommy” Lehman was born on October 13, 1928, the daughter of Bertrum Marion and Janet Elizabeth (Corbin) Morse in Clear Lake, Iowa. In 1936, the family moved to New Hampton where she graduated from New Hampton High School in 1946. On August 7, 1947, Tommy married Virgil H. Lehman at United Methodist Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home in New Hampton where she worked for Alden Leichtman for four years. In 1955, Tommy and Virgil moved out to the family farm south of New Hampton where she was currently residing. After raising her family, Tommy worked as a para educator and learned sign languae, as well as for Kennedy and Kennedy Law Firm and Liddle’s Super Value where she was a demo person. She was a member of United Congregational Church of Christ, a 4-H Leader, also belonging to the Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Chickasaw Trail Riders, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxilliary. She was most happy though, when she was spending time with her family. Tommy is survived by one daughter, Serena and Leo Deutsch of Nashua; one son Cary H. and Julie Lehman of New Hampton; her grandchildren; Megan, Caitlin and Cole H. Lehman, Jeremy H. and Christy Deutsch and Trevor and Kristi Deutsch; her great grandchildren, Jenna and Jake Johnson, Austin Deutsch and Nicole, Mira Deutsch; great-great grandchildren, Tucker and Gwen Johnson and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil H. Lehman on November 20, 1999; one grandson, Cory H. Lehman; her siblings, Bertrum, Marion, Gordon, David, Garland, Dale and June.

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  1. Cary and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Hold your memories close. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Diane and John Dockendorf

  2. Dear Karri and Julie,
    So sorry to hear of loss of beloved mother grandma and a wonderful caring person.
    She will missed by all and God give you comfort at this most difficult time.
    Brenda Parks, Gloria Parks

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cary , Julie and family. She was a great lady and you should have lots of good memories.

  4. Serena and Cary,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always had a smile on her face and kind words to say when ever we met. Keep her memories close to your hearts. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. So sorry for your loss Lehman family. Grandma Tommy was such a special lady and will be missed by all. Thinking of you and sending prayers!

  6. Tommy will be missed dearly she was such a beautiful person. Love talking to her over all these years. Cary and Serena, keep her memories in you thoughts and may the days ahead find peace in your hearts. Prayers and hugs to you and your families.
    Barb Richter

  7. Very sorry! Tommy was a great Lady. Her and Mom had a lot of great times. May she Rest In Peace!!

  8. Condolences to Tommy’s fsmily on the loss of your much loved mother. She was an interesting and friendly woman. I enjoyed talking with her. Keep telling her story.

  9. Dear Lehman family, for those of you who don’t recognize my name, I officiated the wedding at which we used Cary’s cell phone so that Tommy could “attend.” I remember the giggles when we had trouble getting the wedding candle lit–and she was the one person who knew what was going on. (She liked that, of course.) She allowed Virgil to ask me to dance at their anniversary party; we shared a lot of laughter and tears, even as I now offer both of those to you as you celebrate her life. Know that you are all in my prayers and fondest memories. Blessings – (Former pastor) Carol Krause-Nealis, Morris, NY

  10. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family on Tommy’s passing. She will be long remembered for her giving spirit.

  11. Dear Cary, Julie and the entire family,
    Dave and I send our sympathy to all of you. I remember your Mom from being at the Super Valu and she was always so pleasant. Many memories will remain with all who knew her.
    Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  12. I will never forget all the good times and talks Tommy and I had while I was at her house doing her projects that she needed to have done. Tommy was a fantastic person. We will never forget her.

  13. I will never forget the good times Tommy and I had making different soups and all of our talks over lunch. She was a fantastic lady. I will never forget her.

  14. My deepest sympathy to Tommy’s family. She was a wonderful friend & volunteer to many. Tommy always offered a warm smile, a kind heart, and a helping hand to everyone she knew…am grateful for having known such a special, “spunky” lady! 💕

  15. Prayers & Love For Tommy’s Family. Mommy, Daddy & I Always Thought the World of Tommy. I Remember All the Trail Rides, The New Hampton horse Shows, The Chuckwagon Lunch Stand. The Chickasaw Trail Riders Meetings & Potlucks. She Was Always jolly & smiling. Heaven Received a Beautiful Soul. God bless, Peace & Strength. Debbie (Vorwald) Morrison

  16. Such a sweet and caring lady. She helped me when I was in 4th grade at the New Hampton Middle School. She always had a sparkle in her eye and a HUG.She was great with math, science, and other homework I needed help with. We will never forget her, she was a great friend. I know she is smiling in HEAVEN. Deepest sympathy to the Lehman and Deutsch family.
    -Austin and Aaron Peterson

  17. Auntie, you and I would sit up late eating cheese and drinking wine, and before the night was over we usually got all the problems of the universe resolved. Suzi says you’ll find June and then “God knows what they’ll be doing”. I’m certain Uncle Virgil can easily handle you two sisters. Be at peace. Love, Deborah (and Steve, camel & cats)!

  18. Deepest sympathy to you all. She was a very special lady. Always a quick smile and made me feel so very loved. She will be deeply missed.

  19. Cary & Julie: So sorry for your loss. Tommy was a great person and always with a smile. We shared many good times in Women’s Fellowship. She will be missed and you will all be in my thoughts. Keep those memories alive forever! May Tommy RIP.

  20. Deepest sympathy to the family. I had a lot of good times with tommy at MC. I remember we had a great time at her place for her luncheon . she ill be missed dearly.

  21. Serena and Cary and families: I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have lots of great memories of the “horse-backing days” when we were all younger. Time passes so quickly. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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