Victor John Lehner

Victor John
Lehner, 94, a resident of Fond du Lac,
passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Vic was born
January 11, 1920 in Fond du Lac,
a son of the late Gregory and Louise Guenther Lehner.

Victor was a
1937 graduate of Fond du Lac
Senior High School
and participated
in varsity basketball.  After graduation
he played hockey with the Fond du Lac

On June 29,
1946 he married Marie McCabe at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church, Fond du Lac.

enlisted in the United State Army in January of 1942. In May of 1942 he was
sent to Australia and upon
arriving in Melbourne, he was ordered to help
establish a headquarters in Alice Springs.
After 4 years of serving his country, Victor was honorably discharged as Second
Lieutenant with the Transportation Corps. In December of 1944, he left for Port Moresby in New
Guiney, and participated in the Philippine invasion in January of 1944, D +
1day. He then served eight years in the United Sates Army Reserve. In 2012
Victor participated in an “Honor Flight” to Washington.

He was a
member and officer of several local golf and bowling leagues for over 25 years
and was elected to the Fond du Lac Bowling Hall of Fame in 1983, the first year
of its’ existence, and was honored to bowl on local television.   Victor
was a life-time member at St. Mary’s Church, Holy Family Parish and served as
an usher for over 50 years. Mr. Lehner was employed all his life as a tool
& die maker, 20 years at Tobin Tool & Die and 20 years at Wells Mfg., retiring
in 1982.

Vic had a
special bond with his cribbage buddies for many years and often pegged the

Vic was a
sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching and following the Milwaukee Brewers.

include three daughters, Kathy (Dave) Simon of Fond du Lac and their sons, Jeff
and Mark, Peggy (Mike) Grater of Fond du Lac and their sons, Jim (Sara) and
Kevin (Kathryn) and daughter Katie (Brett) Mentink and Mary (Albert) Izzo of
Henderson, NV; two sons, Jeff (Linda) Lehner of Fond du Lac and their
daughters, Traci (Leland) Haskins and Cherie (Gary) Shirkey and Jim Lehner of
Oshkosh and his son Justin and daughter Kelly (Adam) Bartel; nine great-grandchildren,
Maria, Matthew, Megan and Hudson, Breahna and Madden and Chloe, Olivia and Levi
and Molly and Lola; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded
in death by his wife Marie on August 3, 2004; two grandsons Brian Simon and
Daniel Lehner; and his sister Marge (Vern) Eilers.

family services will take place at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Burial will take
place at Calvary Cemetery.  There will be no public visitation.

Rest in Peace, Dad, we will miss you.

Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.