Richard C. Lehnhart

February 20, 1924 ‒ July 08, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

LUCAS: Richard C. Lehnhart, 85, of Lucas North Road, passed away Wednesday July 8, 2009 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born on February 20, 1924 in Washington Township, Richland County to Herman K. and Sadie E. (Rantz) Lehnhart and was graduated from Madison High School in 1942. Following school Richard entered the Army, serving in WWII fighting in the European Theater with the 220th Field Artillery BN, Battery C. After his military service, he operated a dairy farm, with his brother Willis, for 40 years.

On April 25, 1948, he married Phyllis Allgire, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Dianne (Daniel) Harris of Rushville, Ind., a daughter-in-law Carol Lehnhart of Ashville; granddaughters Heather Harris of Muncie, Ind., Brooke (Andrew) Wilson of Greenfield, Ind., Sarah (Pat) Pratico of Jupiter, Fla., and Melissa (JR) Pedraza of Palm Springs, Fla.; great grandsons, Sam Wilson and Luke Wilson; a sister-in-law Juanita Lehnhart, Lucas; three nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Robert Lehnhart, a son, Neil Lehnhart; and a brother, Willis Lehnhart.

A man of integrity, with a strong work ethic, Richard enjoyed traveling, wintering in Texas, golfing, and hunting.

He was a member of Grace Bible Church in Lucas serving as Trustee. Blessed with a servant’s heart Richard saw the importance of giving back to his community. He was a board member of the Richland County Farm Bureau, Richland County Soil & Water Conservation, Richland Rural Life Center, and served on the Lucas Monroe Township Board as Trustee for 17 years.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Richard C. Lehnhart will be held on Monday July 13, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Monday from 1 p.m. until time for the service. Pastor Marc Patterson will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peters Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio, Grace Bible Church of Lucas, or Campus Crusade for Christ (Heather Harris) may be made at the funeral home.