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James Fred Lehman
(11-30-1940 - 05-02-2019)

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 James F. Lehman, 78, of Elgin passed away on May 2, 2019. He died at home surrounded by family. He was born November 30, 1940 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, the son of Fred C. and Gertrude (Wilson) Lehman.
Jim was a lifelong resident of Elgin. He attended St. Joseph Elementary and St. Edward High School (Class of 1958). At St. Ed’s, he was the class president and quarterback for the Green Wave. Jim also participated in basketball, track and theatre. He received a Bachelors of Science and Social Science in 1964 from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH.
After college, he taught at St. John Elementary in Streamwood, and Marian Central High School in Woodstock. He coached football and basketball for Marian Central and St. Edward. As his two sons grew up, he coached at St. Thomas More. He then left education and became a service engineer for Illinois Tool Works (ITW- Shakeproof). In his 25 years with the company he traveled the globe. Finally starting his own business, Lehman Fast-Tech, supplying tooling products for 15 years until retirement. Jim had a number of hobbies including family time and working with his hands. He held a US Patent for some of his designs.
Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon (Borens). Three children; Stephen (Kari) Lehman, Michael (Meri) Lehman, Kelly (Richard Price) Lehman. Five grandchildren; Adam (Audrina) Lehman, Benjamin (Kelsey) Lehman, Vivienne Lehman, Richard Lehman, Sylvia Price and three great-grandsons, Xander, Ryan and Jack. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Schultz and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Caughlin and Margaret Compton.
The visitation and memorial will be at Wait Ross Alison Funeral home on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 1-5pm with a service beginning at 3:45pm. For information call 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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