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Richard Lehmkuhl

June 30, 1930 - October 12, 2018

DEWITT - Mr. Richard Edward Lehmkuhl, 88, died Friday morning, October 12, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

He was born June 30, 1930, in North Liberty to the late George and Blanche (Reuver) Lehmkuhl and graduated from Maynard High School. Richard served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1952 until 1954. He married Dorothy Kisner September 17, 1955, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein. Dick spent his life working for multiple grain elevators, retiring from Peaveyonagra Grain River Terminal, Clinton.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, the Knights of Columbus, DeWitt Noon Lions, Eugene McManus American Legion Post #238 of DeWitt and VFW. Dick enjoyed fishing and golfing. He loved his family dearly and cherished his time spent with the grandkids.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; sons, Michael (Patricia) Lehmkuhl of Dubuque, David (Margie) Lehmkuhl and John (Sandy Vawter) Lehmkuhl of Clinton; grandchildren, Ashley (Jonathan) Karn, Jennifer (Carl) Lindberg, Perry (Jessica) Lehmkuhl, Kari (Baykham) Cam, Benjamin Lehmkuhl, Andrew Lehmkuhl, Megan Lehmkuhl and Jacob Lehmkuhl; great-grandchildren, Arleigh and Bergen Karn, Millie Lindberg and Sloane and Lennox Cam, step-great-grandchildren, Abigale, Shelby and Sydney James; siblings, Linda (Darrell) Smith, Nellie (Tony) Grasso, Barbara Stortz, Bill Lehmkuhl, Alfred 'Jay' (Mary) Lehmkuhl.

Also preceding him death were siblings, Betty Menick and Robert and Eugene Lehmkuhl.

Visitation will at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. The Rev. Fr. Stephen Page will officiate and burial and military rites will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.

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Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.

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