Gilbert J. Lehman, 91, of Farley, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation for Gilbert was held from 3-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, where a prayer service was held at 2:30 p.m. Visitation was also held after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial for Gilbert was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley, with the Rev. Phil Kruse presiding. Mass servers were Daniel Ostrander, John Ostrander and Ian Ostrander. Eucharistic Ministers were Connie Gabrielson and Kristie Ostrander. Placing of the pall was done by Linda Jacobson, Jim Lehman, Connie Gabrielson, Ron Lehman and David Lehman. Giftbearers were Cassie Wagner, Nicole Lehman, Sarah Bohannen and Alicia Lehman. Burial was held in St. Joseph Cemetery in Farley.

Casketbearers for Gilbert were Jason Lehman, Ryan Lehman, Chris Lehman, Cory Lehman, Shawn Phillips and Mike Phillips.

He was born Sept. 15, 1928 in Worthington, son of Paul and Anna (Marbach) Lehman. He received his education at the former St. Paul School in Worthington. On April 27, 1950 he was united in marriage to Henrietta M. Paulsen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello. She preceded him in death May 15, 1997. The couple farmed in the rural Farley/Worthington areas, until their retirement in 1992 when they moved to Farley. He also worked at the Dyersville Sale Barn for 67 years.

He is survived by five children, Linda (Russ) Jacobson, of Urbana, Ill., Jim (Linda) Lehman, of Farley, Connie (Rich) Gabrielson, of Asbury, Ron (Marcia) Lehman, of Dyersville, and David (Dedee) Lehman of Montezuma; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; his sibling, Joe (Kay) Lehman, of Cascade; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mille Schuman, of Mt. Vernon, Darlene Binley, of Van Horne, Gilbert Paulsen, of Kimberly, MO and Glen Paulsen, of Kimberly, MO.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers, Mildred (Clem) Greiner, Marie (Sylvester) Steffen, Rosella (Ray) Roling, Dorothy A. (Norbert) Kremer, Annabelle (Bill) Marsh, Gerald (Lorraine) Lehman, Paul (Dorothy) Lehman, Edward Lehman, Wilfred Lehman, Bernadette Lehman, Mary Ann Lehman; a sister-in-law, Doris Lehman and a very special friend, Rosemary Greenwood.

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