Stanley Lehman, Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Elgin, Iowa, September 15, 2023

Stanley Louis Lehman, age 86, died peacefully on September 15, 2023 in Evanston Hospital. Stan was born in Elgin, lowa on August 8, 1937 to Naomi Shupbach Lehman and Louis Lehman.

Stan was the beloved husband of Barbara Gassen Lehman, the loving father of Gregory (Andrea), LoriAnn, Leanna (Jason), and Lawrence (Karen), and the much loved grandfather of Hanna, Lukas, Grant, Ella, Kirk, Devan, Drake, and Kenzington.

Stan took great pride in his grandchildren and loved to hear of their exploits and successes.

Stan worked for Elgin Dairy Foods for 40 years. As the plant manager he supervised and carefully monitored the production of all dairy products, his favorite being McDonald’s milkshake. A chocolate shake was his personal favorite treat. He was also an avid hunter of upland game, enjoying walking miles in fields working his dog. The dog’s performance meant more to him than the pheasant they pursued. Fishing was another favorite pastime, particularly trolling for salmon and lake trout in the heyday of Lake Michigan fishing. Stan was a smalltown guy who came to the big city of Chicago in 1962 and never left it. We know Stan will continue to watch over his family and he will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Elgin, Iowa.

A Graveside Service will follow at Elgin Cemetery in Elgin, Iowa.

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