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Werner Paul Lehmann

March 12, 1938 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Werner Lehmann Obituary

Lehmann, Werner Paul

Passed October 6, 2023 after a short, but difficult battle with cancer.

He was born March 12, 1938 in Berlin, Germany.

After finishing school in Germany, he traveled to the United States on his own aboard the MS Gripsholm. He landed at Ellis Island on December 4, 1954 and rejoined his family in Milwaukee. 

In 1962 he joined the US Army.  He was stationed at Fort Huachuca in Arizona where he learned auto mechanics. 

After serving, he returned to Milwaukee and worked for over 50 years in the auto industry focusing on transmission rebuild and repair. 

Werner became a US citizen in 1976 during the US Bicentennial celebration. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Elfriede Treglowne née Jongk,  father Paul Albert Lehmann, and brothers Jürgen Lehmann, Frank Lehmann.  He was beloved husband of Gladys née Bomske (d. 1997) and Katharina née Herzog (d. 2021). 

He is survived by his sister Barbara Meurett, children Dawn (Robert) Lemke, Paul (Gaby) Lehmann, children of Gladys, Sandra Gregory and Kathleen (James Hilton) Holder, and child of Katharina, Hansi (Ingrid) Herzog. Grandchildren John Lemke, Kristen (fiancé Eric Pollpeter) Lemke, Alex Lehmann, Thomas Lehmann along with other friends and extended family.

Werner enjoyed many recreational and social activities including dart ball, bowling, fishing, sheepshead and cribbage.  Many summers were spent on Golden Lake (Waukesha County) where he rented a small cabin.

He celebrated his heritage with visits to German Fest and to local taverns with family and friends.

He was an active member and elder of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church in Milwaukee for over 40 years where he enjoyed time spent with other church members. 

The family would like to thank Pastor Balge at St. Matthew’s for his support during this difficult time. 

Celebration of Life will be held at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, 8444 West Melvina Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222, on Monday October 23rd.  Visitation begins at 10am with a Christian Memorial service at 11am. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society,  or St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. 



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Celebration of Life Gathering
October 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church
8444 West Melvina Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222

Memorial Service
October 23, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church
8444 West Melvina Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222


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