Mahlon "Mel" "Doc" Lehman

                             October 5, 1942 -- September 9, 2020

Mahlon "Mel" "Doc" Lehman, 77, of Middlebury, passed away at 7:32
pm on Wednesday, September 9, at Elkhart General Hospital, his
passing was due to injuries he sustained from a bicycle accident
earlier that day. He was born on October 5, 1942 in St. Joseph
County, MI, to Amos and Lizzie (Hochstetler) Lehman. On October 17,
1963 in Ligonier he married Anna Marie Miller, she survives.  
Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Maria (Tim) Oxender of
Cincinnati, OH; son, Mark (Candace) Lehman of Greenfield; five
grandchildren, Taylor (Haley) Lehman, Nikki Lehman, Jourdan
Lehman, Sam Oxender, Quinn Oxender; two sisters, Verna (Al) Kuhns
of Shipshewana, Freda (Sam) Bontrager of Colon, MI; two brothers,
Ervin (Jane) Lehman of TN, Alvin (Inez) Lehman of Shipshewana. He
was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruby Miller; two
brothers, a stillborn and Wilbur Lehman. Doc was employed at
Commodore Homes for 50 years, working as a Plant Manager and
Director of Purchasing. He had always enjoyed working there and
continued to work part-time after his retirement. He had a deep
passion for his Lord and was a member of the Bristol Missionary
Church. He was known for having a servant's heart which led him to
his volunteer work at World Missionary Press and him providing
many handyman services to his family and friends. He enjoyed
golfing and a good scoop of ice cream, especially at The Chief. His
deepest love was for his family and the time that he spent watching
his grandchildren play sports, often bragging up their performance to
others. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday September
13, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. The family will be holding private funeral services, which
will be conducted by Pastor Rod Holmes. Burial will be in Grace Lawn
Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to World Missionary
Press.  Online condolences may be offered at

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From: Lloyd and Katie Hochstedler
Our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Mahlon. May you
find strength in God during this time.
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From: Dr. Fred Heafner
My condolences to the family, Thankfully you can rest assured that
he is with the Lord today basking in the glory of our God. Dr. Fred
Heafner @ R-Anell Homes in Crouse NC
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From: Kent and Susan Miller
There are no words....... We are so very sorry to hear of Mels tragic
death and send our prayers to the family.
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From: Al and Laura Cauthen
My heart is deeply saddened by the loss of a spiritual giant. Mel
will be missed but Heaven is a sweeter place having him there.
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From: Joe Weaver
My prayers are with your family. Mel was a pillar in our company,
and a personal mentor in my life. I will miss him dearly.
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From: Lorean Jensen
My sympathy to Mel's family. I had the opportunity to meet Mel
through Commodore Homes a few years back when he came to
Wisconsin to help the start up of MidCountry Homes. Mel was a
very soft spoken gentlemen and always had a smile when he told me
all about his family. I'm so sorry for your tragic loss.
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From: John Auer
He was a very good man and I will miss him. My condolences to his
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From: Jon Shultz and Family
Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family.
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From: Jane Wainscott
My heart was broken for you when I got the news of Doc's passing.
Praying for you friend.
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From: Tracy Smith
Mel was a special man, always quick to smile, say a kind word and
offer to help. My deepest sympathy to your family.
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From: Jim Fox
Please accept our sympathies from the entire Nortek (Nordyne)
organization. Mel was a friend to many here as well as a business
partner. He was a fine man and respected by all of us.
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From: Keith Ledet
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mel was one of the kindest,
gentlest, and most professional people I've ever dealt with in 38
years in this industry. His knowledge was vast and his integrity
impeccable. The world, the industry, Commodore Homes, and your
family has lost one of the truly great men I've ever known. My
deepest sympathies a re with your family. I hope it gives great
solace that Mel is at the foot of our Lord in eternal praise and
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From: Trevor Ellsworth
My condolences to the family on Mel's passing. He was always a
great person to work with and professional in his dealings. It was
always good to hear the updates on the grand children and their
sporting adventures. Mel will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
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From: Terry Dullaghan
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of such a wonderful man. I was a
supplier to Mel for many years and loved hearing his family stories.
God Bless to your entire Family.
Terry Dullaghan Independence Kentucky
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From: Amos Eash
Anna Marie, so sorry to hear of this tragic accident. Happy to
know he loved the Lord!
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From: Barb n Dick Lewton
We were saddened to learn of Mels sudden passing, please accept
our sympathy. He was a great man on the team from the group
from New Life Fellowship who worked together at World
Missionary Press; he will be missed greatly.
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From: John Dregits
I was stunned to hear of Mels passing. He was truly a good man
and a dedicated servant of God. In my quiet time I am reminded of
so many Mel Lehman stories and memories. He was truly my friend
and golf partner. So many Bent Oak Invitational memories with
Mahlon....and oh how he loved his shoes - never soiled and always
polished. Mel, you will be missed, but never forgotten. All my love
to your family.
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From: The Lehmans TPCC Small Group
Mark and Candace we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that the
Lord gives you peace and comfort as you celebrate the life of your
father! Rejoicing that while Mel is absent from the body, we can be
confident he is present with the Lord! We love you!
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From: Michael Zehr
So sorry, Anna Marie and family, for your loss.
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From: Will Slabaugh
Condolence:  So sorry for your loss.
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From: Jayne Roe Huff Barron and family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for your family at
this difficult time. May the Lord keep keep you in his care.
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From: John Shimkus
Mel was great man and I will miss him.
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From: Joan Cripe
Deepest sympathy. Im so sorry
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From: Loretta F Kauffman
Dear Anna Marie, my deepest empathy and heartfelt prayers are
with you and your family. I learned to appreciate Doc so much
when he and Steve Bustos and I were elders together. Also Mel told
me that Doc was a Brother whom he felt comfortable to confide in.
I will carry you in my heart in prayer. Heaven has received another
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From: Rod Bartman
I worked with Mel for many years, he was my first production
manager and a great example of how to live your life.
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From: Joe Neer
To the family of Mr. Mel Lehman, I've known Mel for 20+ years
and have many fond memories. I had the good fortune of golfing
with Mel in Arizona at a golf outing. I can honestly say I've not
met a more honest, kinder, nor humbler man. He will always have a
place in my heart.
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From: Stan Yoder
Anna Marie, so sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort for
you and your family.

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From: Frank St. John
Mark, Candy and family: So sorry to learn of your loss. May he
Rest In Peace. Frank & Kathleen St. John
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virtual guestbook.
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Dr. Fred Heafnery
Al Cauthen
Stan Yoder