Shirley Ann (Eide) Lehmann, age 72, of Town of Oakland, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 12:30p.m.
Shirley was born March 22, 1937, the daughter of Julian and Gladys (Algrem) Eide. On October 23, 1954, Shirley married her soul mate, Roger Lehmann in Dubuque, Iowa. Shirley and Roger owned and operated a farm in Cambridge. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Leroy Eide.
Surviving are: Husband: Roger K. Lehmann, Cambridge, WI, 5 Daughters: Luann (Tom) Clark, Leann (Mike) Lehmann, Lori (Joel) Hebbe, Lisann (Kevin) Porter, and Linda Hollenbeck, all living in Cambridge area; and Ron Sweet, who has always been a special part of the family.
She was grandmother of twelve grandchildren: Dale (Beth) Clark Jr, Rogers, AR; Brian Clark, Boise ID; Lindsay Clark, Anchorage, AK; Andrew Lehmann, Maui, HI ; Angel Lehmann, Bend, OR; Aaron (Amanda) Lehmann, Cambridge; Michael (Emily) Hebbe, Fort Atkinson, Christopher (Angel) Hebbe, DeForest; Alyse Hebbe, Fort Atkinson; Isaac and Carley Porter, Edgerton; Jake Hollenbeck, Cambridge; and Nine Great-Grandchildren.
Shirley was a loving and dedicated mother and wife, working side by side with her husband on the farm. She sold eggs for many years, was actively involved at St. James Church, ladies aid, and the choir. According to Roger, Shirley is a phenomenal cook, everyone looked so forward to her meals. Her favorite �novels� were cookbooks. She will be so sadly missed, Shirley was the strength and glue that kept the family strong. There was always room for one more at the table, and rarely would anyone leave the farm without her sending something home with them. Shirley had so much dignity and strength, even in her final hours, her integrity and spirit was evident. All who knew her were proud to be part of her life. She was goodness and kindness through and through.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed: her husband also, and he praised her: �Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.� Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised and blessed. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31: 25-31
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Pastor Schallert, Dr. Donald Williams, and Rainbow Hospice, and a grateful thank you to all of the family, neighbors, and friends for the gifts of prayer, food, and kind deeds.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009 from 4-8pm at Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson, and at the church from 9:30am until the time of service on Saturday.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:30am, at St. James Lutheran Church, Cambridge, WI, with burial in the East Koshkonong Cemetery, located in Town of Christiana, Wisconsin.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to St. James Lutheran Church, Lakeside Lutheran High School, or Rainbow Hospice.