William Robert Lehman, 55, of Rochester, passed away on July 31, 2019, at his residence following a lengthy battle with alcoholism.
Bill was born on July 28, 1964, in Rochester to Frederic and Teresa (Manahan) Lehman. He graduated from John Marshall in 1983. On Dec. 30, 1989, he married Cheryl Hofbauer in Rochester. Together, they had three girls, whom Bill loved with all his heart. Cheryl and Bill were later divorced but cherished the friendship that remained.
Bill had a 29 year career with the Mayo Clinic, and at the time of his passing was an Associate Clinical Trial Coordinator.
In his younger years, Bill enjoyed long distance running and was very proud to have completed three marathons: NYC, Twin Cities, and the inaugural Med City. Additionally, Bill was an avid golfer and demonstrated his prowess when he hit a hole-in-one while in Carroll, Iowa, on an outing with his father-in-law and brother-in-law. Such an array of interests kept Bill busy and ultimately deterred him from a career in comedy, as he had a passion for painfully corny jokes.
He is survived by his daughters, Hillary (Peter Krause) Lehman of St. Louis Park, Hannah of Minneapolis, and Jordyn of Rochester; his ex-wife, Cheryl Lehman of Rochester; siblings, Shawn (Donna) Lehman of Oronco, Agneta (Mark) Gottinger of Maple Grove, Steve Lehman, Mary Hanson, Margaret (Kyle) Watkins, and Sara (Dan) Braasch and his father, Fred Lehman, all of Rochester; numerous nieces and nephews; and close cousins, Katie Pressnall of Oronoco and Mark Oldenburg of Rochester.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Lehman; a brother, Lawrence Lehman; and his beloved aunt and uncle, Mary and Fritz Oldenburg.
The funeral service for Bill will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Rochester Cronin House.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.