Dr. David G. Lehman


Dr. David G. Lehman, 93, a longtime Goshen resident passed away Sunday, June 2, in Bryan, Ohio.
He was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Kenmare, North Dakota, to Joseph L. and Stella (Sharp) Lehman.
In June 1951, he married Doris Liechty in Archbold, Ohio. She died in September 1973.
He later married Lola Schmidt in Goshen in October 1978. She died March 1999.
Survivors include four daughters, Anne (Johnny) Crist, Lilburn, Georgia, Margaret (Leonard) Nafziger, Archbold, Ohio, Jane (Darrel) Hartman, Waddy, Kentucky, and Mary (John) Bettis, Elkhart; two sons, Dr. David (Jan) Lehman, Union, Michigan, and Joseph (Jessie) Lehman, Black Mountain, North Carolina; 41 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Handrich, Valparaiso, and Josephine Swartzendruber, Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Along with parents and spouses, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Buller, Genevieve Buckwalter and Ethel Slabaugh, and a brother, Reuel Lehman.
A longtime area orthodontist, Dr. Lehman did his undergraduate work at Goshen College, receiving his doctorate degree in dentistry and master's degree in orthodontics from Indiana University, Bloomington. He also did two years of dentistry with Voluntary Service in Puerto Rico.
He regularly attended College Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at College Mennonite Church in the Koinonia Room, Goshen.
There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, June 7, in the church sanctuary. The Revs. Johnny Crist and Jeff Reichanadter will officiate.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28201, or visit online at https://billygraham.org/.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on June 4, 2019
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Ron Neufeld
Jun 07, 2019
Besides being the father of my best friend, Dave was a man of deep faith who loved the Lord with all his heart mind soul and strength. He was also an ardent supporter of us in our years playing Concord basketball, and running track and field He has left a significant legacy for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to build their lives upon.
Dawn Tarman Wysong
Jun 07, 2019
My friend and I both went to Dr. Lehman for braces. She had an issue with her jaw and Dr Lehman and his wife drove her up to Chicago to see a specialist. He made sure we had the right treatment. Condolences to the Lehman family.
Julie K. Smith Fore
Jun 06, 2019
My mother was a widow and took me to Dr. Lehman for braces. He was very kind to her and even gave her a discount because of her being a single parent. Neither of us ever forgot that and he did an amazing job for me. I am still happy with the years' work he did. God bless him for his kindness and to all of his family.