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Lehne, Richard L.
Richard L. Lehne, 71, of Galesburg, died at 5:51 a.m. on Saturday, December 04, 2010 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

Richard was born on July 11, 1939 in Brown County, Illinois, the son of Leo J. and Marie E. (Gleeson) Lehne. He married Betty Karrick on July 12, 1994. Richard is survived by his wife, Betty of Galesburg; a son, Robert Jones of Canton; 3 daughters, Debbie Yi of Clovis, NM, Teresa (and Michael) Palmer, and Cheryl (and Shane) Street both of Tolono, IL; and 3 sisters, Helen (and Bob) Rupert of Galesburg, Margie Butler of Mt. Sterling, IL, and Joan Rupert of Galesburg. He is also survived by 3 grandsons, two granddaughters, and 8 great grandchildren.

Richard served in the US Army for 26 years, retiring in 1987. While in the Army he served 5 campaigns in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star. After serving his country Richard worked as a security guard for Maytag for 10 years. Richard loved spending time with his family and using his computer.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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