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Richard W. Lehnen

April 24, 1948 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Richard Lehnen Obituary

Richard W. Lehnen, age 75, of Belleville, IL, born on April 24, 1948, in St. Louis, MO, died on Monday, January 1, 2024, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Richard enlisted into the United States Marine Corps on March 24, 1966, and served honorably.  He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm for his service in the Vietnam War.  He was a former welder with Chrysler Assembly, UAW member and was a pro-shop clerk at Triple Lakes Golf Course in Millstadt, IL. Richard was an avid golfer, and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lehnen; his parents, Emil and Romaine, nee Carr Lehnen; his brother, John Lehnen; and his brother-in-law, Carlton O’Bryan.

Richard is survived by his son, Richard Lehnen, Jr., of Baldwin, IL; his grandchildren, Crystal Lehnen, Zach Lehnen, Jamie Lehnen, and Kyle Lehnen; his great grandchildren, Kashton, River, Shaedon, and Nova Lynn; his sister, Joyce O’Bryan of Belleville, IL; loving nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Kiyoko Lehnen of Marine, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL, with Fr. James Nall officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.   

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Memorial Visitation
January 7, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd (Fairvew Heights)

Memorial Service
January 7, 2024

2:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary Chapel Fairview Heights IL


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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