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Thomas Lehman

March 6, 1954 — May 10, 2023


Beloved father, brother and grandfather, Tom Lehman, 69, of Eureka passed away Wednesday, May 10, in the home he grew up in, surrounded by family.

He was born March 6, 1954, in Peoria to Clarence and Wilma (Wittmer) Lehman.

Surviving are son Bryan Lehman of Streator; daughters Melissa (Matt) Cool of Eureka, Megan (Phil) Lee of Chicago and Andrea (Jay) Miller of Metamora; sister Janet (Darel) Walker of Valparaiso, Ind., and sister-in-law Shelly Lehman of Peoria.

Also surviving are grandchildren Mayson, Kaydence, Clayton and Emery Lehman; Maxximus Cool; Xander and Maizey Lee; Kinsley Miller; and great-grandson Grayson Lehman; nephews Jeff (Marie) Lehman, Greg (Sara) Lehman, Doug (Heather) Lehman; nieces Emily Walker, Abby (John) Sawa, Naomi Walker; and many great nieces and nephews, all who will miss him dearly.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Lehman, infant brother Kenny Lehman and former spouse Kathi Lehman.

Tom was employed for more than 46 years at CNH Industrial in Goodfield (formerly DMI), where he made many lasting friendships before his retirement in November 2022. He was an avid golfer and bowler, scoring several perfect 300 games. He was a lifelong Eureka resident and was well-known in the community. He enjoyed researching fire/emergency vehicles, listening to the fire and rescue scanner and driving around town while listening to music, including his favorite classic country. He was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, and he enjoyed spending time with his close friends at The Bowling Alley in Eureka.

Per his wishes, cremation has been accorded.  A visitation will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. A Celebration of Life open house will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday May 19 at The Bowling Alley in Eureka.

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Memorial Visitation

Thursday, May 18, 2023

4:30 - 6:30pm (Central time)

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508 South Main Street, Eureka, IL 61530

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Celebration of Life

Friday, May 19, 2023

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