Daniel J. Lehman, 72, of Escanaba, MI passed away April 30, 2020 in Escanaba. He was born on January 23, 1948 in Portland, MI to Fred and Ann (Curtin) Lehman, and graduated from Portland High School in 1966. He was formally trained as a plumber and pipefitter at Lansing Community College, eventually completing his certification as a high-pressure pipe welder. He was a strong union supporter, beginning his career in Local 333 (Lansing) and retiring through Local 506 (Escanaba). Dan was an accomplished private pilot who occasionally flew in support of the Delta County Civil Air Patrol, and was a member of the Michigamme Chapter (#439) of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Surviving are his sons, Eric (Lois) Lehman of Rockford, MI, and William (Mellanie) Lehman of Gladstone; grandchildren, Marc, Ethan, Kurtis, Scott, and Brooke; siblings, Francis (Ginger) Lehman of Portland, MaryAnn Fedewa of Dimondale, John Lehman of Branch, Sam (Marcy) Lehman of Woodland, Dave Lehman of Hastings, and Connie (Mark) Huckendubler of Sunfield; and life-long friends, Dan (Diane) Martin, Chuck (Connie) Carr, and Dennis Esch.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Lehman; and brother-in-law, James R. Fedewa.
A private burial will take place at Gardens of Rest in Wells, MI. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Parish in Portland at a date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to a charity of your choosing.
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