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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Bernice Lehrman

Bernice Evelyn Lehrman (Stephens)

Saturday, May 21st, 1921 - Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Bernice Evelyn Lehrman, 99, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Timothy Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service. The family requests that masks be worn at both the visitation and funeral service.

Bernice Evelyn Lehrman was born on May 21, 1921 near Hinton, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Hattie (Blackmore) Stephens. She attended rural school near her home prior to graduating from Hinton High School in 1939. Her fondest childhood memory was roller skating on highway 75 in Hinton.

On April 1, 1941, Bernice and Frank Lehrman were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Carnes, Iowa. During WWII while Frank served in the military, Bernice worked in a battery factory in Sioux City, Iowa to support the war effort. In 1952, they moved to Struble, Iowa. Bernice and Frank lived in Struble until Frank passed away in 2000. Bernice moved to Le Mars to be closer to her family.

Bernice was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars where she participated in Circle. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing and going for walks.

Grateful to have shared her life is her son, James Lehrman of Le Mars, IA; a son and his wife, Kenneth and Jennifer Lehrman of Newton, IA; grandchildren, Michelle (Ramon Berber) Lehrman, Andrew (Tiffany) Lehrman, Tony (Jena) Lehrman, and Amy (John) Schultz; great-grandchildren, Seth, Shelby, Samantha, Shari, Jordan, Jeslyn, Carter, Kaylee, Owen, Jase, Nolan, Anna, Alexxia Berber and Ramon Berber.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Lehrman; daughter-in-law, Linda Lehrman, granddaughter, Karen Huinker; great-grandson, Noah Lehrman Jenness; sisters, Hilda (Herbert) Boettger, Loretta (Jerry) Bechler and Leona Peterson; brothers, Edward Stephens and Lester (Barbara) Stephens.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, April 16th, 2021 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service.
  • Service

    Saturday, April 17th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 17th, 2021 1:00pm
    Grace Lutheran Church
    1430 7th AVE SE
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Rev. Timothy Geitz
  • Interment

    Resthaven Memory Gardens
    33200 150 th st
    Le Mars, Iowa, IA 51031
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Diane Paugh

Posted at 07:55am
Jim So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was such a great lady. I enjoyed visiting with her especially at church. Please know that Mike will keep you all in our prayers and in our heart ❤️. Mike and Diane Paugh

Teresa Becker

Posted at 06:06pm
My deepest condolences to her family.. Bernice was such a nice lady, and a good friend to my mom.. My mom so loved playing cards with "the girls", and all the other fun things they did together as well, and Bernice always added to the fun, was always a positive person.... Again, I am so sorry for your loss

Margaret Fett

Posted at 02:17pm
Lehrman Family-Bernice was a faithful church attendee when my late husband was pastor there. I always enjoyed chatting with her when she came to our Senior Citizens dinners. I will be thinking of you as you celebrate her life ( it happens to be on my late husbands birthday) What a blessing to know that she is in heaven with Frank and other loved ones. You are in my prayers!
Margaret Fett

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