Leo Edward (Ed) Lehman, 71, passed from his earthly dwelling on April 25, 2023, from complications of Myasthenia Gravis, which was diagnosed less than a year ago. Ed was born August 25, 1951, to Leo and Alice Lehman in Lafayette Indiana. He graduated from Culver Community High School and attended Indiana State College where he learned to scuba dive while working toward a degree in management.
He married Laurie Williams; they divorced but remained friends throughout the rest of their lives. Ed worked for General Electric in Washington DC for many years. During that time, he was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, boating, and white-water rafting. He later returned to Lafayette, Indiana to be closer to his family. He served as a maintenance supervisor for three different companies; Bioanalytical Systems (BAS), the City of Lafayette at City Hall, and he retired from the IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
In 2019 Ed made the decision to leave the snow behind and moved to Lady Lake, FL to be closer to his sister and her family. He loved the warm weather and sightseeing. He was an avid reader of fantasy/science fiction, and he had a collection of more than 300 movies that helped him bide his time while he was homebound. He enjoyed photography and graphic manipulation. He, Pam, and George spent hours playing train dominos at every chance possible.
Ed is survived and dearly missed by his sister, Pamela White (husband, George) in The Villages, FL. Also surviving are his ex-wife, Laurie, and stepdaughter Alicia Yeary as well as nephews, Joe White, Daniel White, and Patrick Maloney, a niece, Keri Spencer, and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Gayle (who passed away four months ago) and Tom Klusken, and his stepson, Jake Yeary. We are sure that they were all waiting for him in Heaven and celebrated his arrival.
The funeral will be held at St. Mark the Evangelist on May 22 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Rafal Kandora, presiding. He will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cornerstone Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care, his physician, Dr. Nalini Yelamanchi, and his endocrinologist, Jofy Gerard.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ed’s memory to St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (Summerfield, FL), or Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL.
7081 SE Hwy 42, Summerfield, FL 34491
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