Richard “Dick” William Lehne, 71, of Sterling, Illinois, formerly Clinton, passed away at the Citadel of Sterling Rehabilitation Center in Sterling, Illinois on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Funeral services take place at 10 am on Tuesday, November 26, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Dr.). A visitation occurs from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, November 25, at the funeral home. Burial takes at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements. The family encourages all attending to dress in Hawkeye, Cubs or casual apparel.
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Richard was born June 27, 1948 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Wilbur and Mabel (Rosnow) Lehne.
He was a 1966 graduate of Clinton High School, he would continue his education at Clinton Community College, receiving an Associates of Arts Degree.
He was united in marriage to Gayle Hertensen, however, they would later divorce.
Dick worked at Muffy’s Men’s Shop and after 20 years there he purchased the business and operated it for another 10 years. He concluded his career at Hy-Vee.
Dick was a member of the Lyons Business and Professionals Association and he organized and lead the Lyon’s Farmers market for 10 years.
Dick enjoyed golfing and league bowling. He also enjoyed watching the Cubs, Iowa Hawkeye’s and the local sports – Lumber Kings and Clinton High sports. He also enjoyed baking and playing cards. He also loved taking long walks - all over town. Above all, he loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren.
Dick is survived by his children – Chris Lehne of LeClaire, IA and Courtney (Kevin) Vogt of Reno, NV; three grandchildren – Morgan, Brooke and Gavin; one sister – Karen (Joe) Gifford of Clinton and one brother – Ron (Cindy) Lehne of Clinton; with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials made can be directed to the family.