Clyde Wilbur Lehman


December 30, 1925 - March 10, 2017


Clyde Wilbur Lehman was born December 30, 1925 in Mitchell, SD to Floyd and Irene (Willhoite) Lehman.  He attended Betts Country School and graduated from Mitchell High School.  Clyde was a proud US Army veteran of the Korean War.  On June 20, 1953 he married the love of his life, Alice Alumbaugh.  After having three daughters, the family spent many summers in the Black Hills.  Clyde had a deep passion for farming, and farmed west of Mitchell until he retired and they moved to Mitchell.  After retirement, Clyde enjoyed spending time at Cubby’s, drinking coffee and visiting with friends and neighbors.  He and Alice went on many bus trips touring various locations in North America.  He also worked part-time mowing at Dakota Wesleyan University.  Clyde was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Elks Lodge and had served on the church, Farm Bureau and Weed Boards.  Clyde was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins.

Clyde will be remembered for his kind smile, quiet and gentle demeanor, and his love for telling jokes.  Living on to share his memory are his wife of 63 years, Alice; three daughters: Dianne Lehman of Mitchell, Joanne (Louie) Schoenfelder of Ethan, and Jeannette Knigge of Mitchell; one sister-in- law, Helen Dalton; one brother-in-law,  Donnie (Cheryl) Alumbaugh; four grandchildren: Ashley (Jared) Digmann, Joe (Katie) Schoenfelder, Jason (Mhera) Knigge, and Alicia (Cody) Gramkow; eight great grandchildren: Shaylin, Jayden, Atticus, Hadley, Clyde, Alody, Luna, and Aylah; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, brothers-in-law:  Kenneth Alumbaugh and Floyd Dalton, and sisters-in-law:  Ollie Alumbaugh and Lois Alumbaugh. 



Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 6:30 PM
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church Chapel
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Wuanita & Darrell Cade on March 24, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of Clyde. Sending thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. "Remember the good times and cherish the memories".
Posted by Stephanie Weber on March 19, 2017
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. My thoughts are with you all durng this difficult time.
Posted by Nancy Kelly on March 15, 2017
Hugs & Prayers to all family! My Mom(Ruth Kelly Mathis) worked with Alice & thought the world of the kind Lehman family!! RIP Clyde!
Posted by Brenda Morris on March 15, 2017
My thoughts are with you
Posted by Kim Vermeulen on March 15, 2017
Our sympathy to you all! It is so hard to lose someone we love so much but I know God will see you through it all! He is a good and loving God and I know your Dad is with him now with no more troubles, no more pain! Love and prayers to all of you!
Posted by Charles Isaac on March 15, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. May the Almighty be with you at this time of heartache. Blessings and Peace.
Posted by AseraCare Hospice on March 15, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Dave & Lynn on March 14, 2017
R.I.P. sir, sending prayers to family and friends in this difficult time!
Posted by Amanda Sorensen on March 14, 2017
Prayers sent from Lizzy and i he will be missed by many and was loved by all. Remember it like itnwas just yesterday when i had just brought lizzy into meet him and his family lizzy loved coming in when we were in town and visiting him and the family we will miss him tons.
Posted by Becca Wahlen on March 14, 2017
Can't believe he is gone. I will miss his kind little smile and his gentle way of being. Clyde and his family are some of the kindest and caring people I have ever met and I am certain they will all go to heaven for sure.
Posted by Myrna Knigge on March 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss. God bless the family
Posted by Todd Schlund on March 14, 2017
What a wonderful human being - and a Great American. Clyde is a man that should be emulated. God Bless all of you - and may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ hold all of you close.
Posted by Mary Froning on March 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss sending my deepest sympathy and want you to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Julie Greenway on March 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Jen Larsen on March 14, 2017
Cherish the good memories in your hearts and he will always be with you. I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.
Posted by Greg and Carol Terrill on March 14, 2017
So sorry for the lost. He will be truly missed. I remember great times at your home. Thoughts and prayers from our family to yours!!!!!
Posted by Pam Puetz on March 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss sending our deepest sympathy and prayers for you to help through this difficult time.
Posted by Don Radel on March 13, 2017
Alice and the girls, Our whole family sends our thoughts and prayers to you at this time. I know Dad enjoyed his visits with Clyde while they were at Firesteel.
Posted by Kay Schoenfelder on March 13, 2017
Sending my deepest sympathy to the family. The Lord will help you through this difficult time
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on March 13, 2017
So sorry for your loss , You all are in our thoughts and prayers !
Posted by Deanna Heppler on March 13, 2017
Sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers this week love to all
Posted by Sue Vander Heiden on March 13, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Clyde was an amazing guy. Loved talking to him and Alice. RIP. Thoughts and prayers for all of his family.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on March 13, 2017
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Clyde Lehman family, may God grant you strength through this difficult time.
Posted by Tim tingle on March 12, 2017
Cyled was very wonderful man i miss him alot
Posted by Shirlee & Randy Burmeister on March 12, 2017
So sorry to hear of the loss of Clyde, He was such a wonderful man. He will be missed by all!
Posted by Rod & Diana Descombaz on March 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss of a special person. Hugs and prays are sent to you and your family !!
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