Sonja Diana Lehman, age 72 of Stanton, died Thursday October 22, 2020 at her home in Stanton. She was born June 18, 1948 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk the daughter of Junior and Doris (Mulinix) Koepke. A 1966 graduate of Pilger High School at Pilger.
On December 16, 1967 she married Ray Lehman, Jr. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pilger. Sonja worked at Dale Electronics in Norfolk until the birth of her son Ray, III and later Kristie, she stayed as a housewife and homemaker in Stanton until the children graduated. She worked for B & G Maintenance in Norfolk and later for Walmart where she was employed for 20 years, when she retired. Sonja enjoyed raising orchids and was well known at Walmart as the “orchid lady.”
She and Ray danced with the Stanton Twirlers Square Dance Club. She was a past member of Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Ray Lehman, Jr. of Stanton; 2 children Ray Lehman III of Norfolk; Kristie Lehman of Omaha; 2 sisters Linda and Rich Kuehler of Yankton, SD; June and John Horst of Wisner; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Sonja in death by her parents, 2 brothers Roger and Rick Koepke.
Funeral Service Information:
Private Funeral Services: Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary-Stanton, NE
Date: Monday October 26, 2020 – 11:00 A.M.
Interment: Stanton Cemetery - Stanton, Nebraska
Visitation: 4 – 7 P.M. Sunday at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary – Stanton, Nebraska
Officiating: Reverend Linda Mohr – New England Congregational Church in Stanton, NE
Pallbearers: Ray Lehman, III and Mike Unger
Online sympathies at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.net