George E. Lehn, 70, Gillett, passed away peacefully with his wife and
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
George is survived by his wife, Amelia; one son, Aaron; one sister,
(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
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
Lake Club. He thought he was already in God's country. Little did he
then, that when he bought the bar it came with his two best friends,
and J.K. He loved to go hunting with friends, Chris and Joel or
pontooning on Berry Lake with the Dukes and Duchesses. He spent a great
springs at the sugar shack with Louie Winkler, family and friends
maple syrup and playing rap poker. Being in the bar business for 35
has met so many wonderful people and made so many great friends. He
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
made it a beautiful day. He loved to roam his back yard. Every spring
would walk around and look for the first spring flowers to come up.
really made him smile. His flower beds always gave him great pleasure.
was a very avid reader. He could hardly wait for Sundays to come so he
watch his beloved Packers. They gave him great joy over the many years.
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
to Anna, another special "daughter" who was here for me when I really
it. I would like to thank Steve as well for the many Tuesday Nights you
George went out and had your time. And Tony, a very close and dear
who would come up from Chicago several times a year. They always had a
time going out to eat and having a few cocktails, or just hanging out
back yard with a cigar. Thank you to our many wonderful friends and
that was my support and helped me with George during a very difficult
You guys and gals know who you are and God bless you all! I would also
to thank Dr. Sarnwich and his staff for such good care of George over
years. Also Aurora Hospital staff at 3rd floor for being gentle and
Last but not least all those wonderful gal's at Southern Hospice, you
are angels, bless you.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10, 2013, at
Funeral home. The visitation will be followed by a celebration of
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.