|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1929|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1999|
Rev. Darold Lehman, 69, of Springfield died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999 at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield, with Bishop Raymond A. Lucker the main celebrant. Burial will be in the St. George Cemetery, West Newton Township, Nicollet County.
Visitation is 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of service Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service Thursday and a 7:30 a.m. morning prayer service on Friday, both at the church. St. Raphael's men will pray the rosary at 10 .am. Friday at the church.
Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield is handling arrangements.
He is survived by his sister, Marilyn Lang of New Ulm; nephew, Jeffrey and wife Vicki Lang and their children Jonathon, Jeremy, and Jason of Melrose; nieces, Trudy and husband Rick Blanshan and daughter Katy of Osakis; Terri and husband Jim Eayrs of Mankato; Mary and husband Wade Lastine and their children Amber, Michael and Matthew of New Ulm; and colleague in ministry, Mary Polta of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Floyd Lang in 1993 and several aunts and uncles.
He was born Nov. 14,1929 in New Ulm to Reinhold and Elenora (Steppel) Lehman. He grew up in New Ulm and attended Holy Trinity and New Ulm Public Schools. Following graduation from Our Lady of the Ozarks Seminary in Carthage, Mo. he attended St. Mary's College in Winona for one year before moving to the St. Paul Seminary.
He and the Rev. Germain Rademacher were the first two priests ordained in the Diocese of New Ulm in Holy Trinity Cathedral on Feb. 23, 1958. He celebrated his first mass at his home parish of Holy Trinity in New Ulm. In May 1958 he received his first assignment to St. Mary's Parish in Sleepy Eye, where he was an assistant pastor and also taught at St. Mary's High School. In 1960 he moved to Holy Redeemer parish in Marshall where his primary responsibility was high school chaplain. In 1960 he was assigned to St. Anastasia Parish in Hutchinson and St. Columban parish in Greenleaf. His first pastorate was in 1961 to St. Anthony parish in Regal and St. Patrick parish in Kandyohi. In 1962 he founded the church and was appointed the first pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes parish in Spicer/New London, as well as continuing as pastor at St. Anthony. The parish in Spicer was the first church in the diocese to be granted permission for Saturday evening masses. In late August of 1969 he was assigned as pastor to Holy Rosary parish in Graceville and St Barnabas parish in Barry. In 1975 he served as pastor at St. George parish in West Newton Township and Visitation parish in Swan Lake. Later he became pastor of St. Gregory parish in Lafayette. While remaining as pastor of St. George and St. Gregory, he became director of the Office of Continuing Education of Priests in 1979 until his move to Holy Redeemer parish in Marshall in January of 1981. He was assigned as pastor at St. Raphael parish in Springfield in 1989 where he served until his death, and he also served as the superintendent of St. Raphael's School.
Memorials are preferred to the Father Darold Lehman Fund for priestly and church vocations in the New Ulm Diocese.
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