. George E. Lehn . 

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

.  January 8, 2013
 .Green Bay Press-Gazette

 



George E. Lehn, 70, Gillett, passed away peacefully with his wife and son by
his side Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at his residence. He was born on April 4,
1942, in Manitowoc, Wis., to the late George Lehn Sr. and Catherine Lehn
(Pointek).

George is survived by his wife, Amelia; one son, Aaron; one sister, Melody
(Scott) Fitzgerald; a nephew, Lehn Fitzgerald; three sisters-in-law,
Jaqueline (Dave) Morrow, Geraldine Saurbeir, and Virginia Saurbeir; one
brother-in-law, Hilbert Saurbeir and his main squeeze Mary; several nieces
and nephews; and his nap pal, Licorice. He is preceded in death by his
father, George and mother, Catherine.

George moved up here from Chicago in August of 1977, to purchase the Berry
Lake Club. He thought he was already in God's country. Little did he know
then, that when he bought the bar it came with his two best friends, Kit-Kat
and J.K. He loved to go hunting with friends, Chris and Joel or sometimes go
pontooning on Berry Lake with the Dukes and Duchesses. He spent a great many
springs at the sugar shack with Louie Winkler, family and friends making
maple syrup and playing rap poker. Being in the bar business for 35 years he
has met so many wonderful people and made so many great friends. He truly
enjoyed it. He loved to tell jokes and raise a glass with his friends.
Sometimes a martini and a good cigar with George and Jim out on the deck
made it a beautiful day. He loved to roam his back yard. Every spring he
would walk around and look for the first spring flowers to come up. That
really made him smile. His flower beds always gave him great pleasure. He
was a very avid reader. He could hardly wait for Sundays to come so he could
watch his beloved Packers. They gave him great joy over the many years. I
would like to thank his "daughter" Bina for those afternoon lunches, he
really enjoyed that and know that he really loves you girl! Also, thank you
to Anna, another special "daughter" who was here for me when I really needed
it. I would like to thank Steve as well for the many Tuesday Nights you and
George went out and had your time. And Tony, a very close and dear friend
who would come up from Chicago several times a year. They always had a great
time going out to eat and having a few cocktails, or just hanging out in the
back yard with a cigar. Thank you to our many wonderful friends and family
that was my support and helped me with George during a very difficult time.
You guys and gals know who you are and God bless you all! I would also like
to thank Dr. Sarnwich and his staff for such good care of George over the
years. Also Aurora Hospital staff at 3rd floor for being gentle and caring.
Last but not least all those wonderful gal's at Southern Hospice, you truly
are angels, bless you.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10, 2013, at Kuehl
Funeral home. The visitation will be followed by a celebration of George's
life at the Berry Lake Club for food and drink from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Kuehl Funeral Home (920)855-2144 will be assisting the family.



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