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.