Marvin Harold Lehman, 81, area rancher, of Maxwell, passed away March 7, 2013, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center after a long fight with cancer.
He was born Oct. 17, 1931, on a ranch south of Farnam, to Harold and Viola (Johnson) Lehman, where he grew up and graduated from Farnam High School in 1949. After graduation, Marvin joined the United States Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and worked as a crypto operator in Oslo, Norway. There he met his beloved wife, Anne Lise Eriksen Nordgaard. They were united in marriage on Dec. 18, 1954, in a Lutheran Chapel. To this union three children were born.
In 1956, he returned to the United States with his wife and first-born child. Upon his return he purchased a ranch west of Maxwell, where they made their lifelong home. Marvin made his career as a rancher and cattleman. He enjoyed the country way of life and found his passion in auctioneering, for which he attended school in 1963 in Cheyenne, Wyo. He sold many sales and continued to auctioneer throughout his lifetime. He was a devoted and hardworking husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Marvin was a member of the American Legion Post 181, Auctioneer's Association, and Realtor's Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Della Schnackenberg.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Anne Lise; son, Harold J. Lehman, of New Orleans, La.; twin daughters, Susanne C. Lehman and Dianne P. Strobel; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Lewis Lehman, of Wallace, and Jerry (Karen) Lehman, of Farnam; his sisters, Loree McCord, of Hastings, and Linda (Larry) Brower, of Kimball; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Callahan Cancer Center or Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.
A private family memorial service will take place, with burial at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, to celebrate Marvin's life. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
North Platte Telegraph, 10 Mar 2013
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