Delmar "Buck" Raymond Lehman, 88, of Juniata, Nebraska, died Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born November 24th, 1923, south of Eustis, Nebraska, to Oscar and Ruby (Moyle) Lehman. Buck's parents died by the time he was 4-years-old. He and his brother, Robert, lived with their aunt and uncle, Blanche and Alvin Swenson. Buck attended school at Elwood, Nebraska. He joined the Navy after graduation from high school. He served on the Battleship USS Mississippi in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. Buck then, spent time working on a ranch in northwest Nebraska. After several years, he returned to the Eustis area, where he met and married Donna J. Moritz. To this union six children were born. Buck worked as a cowboy most of his adult life until he retired at the age of 75. His work and his life centered around family and raising, training and using horses.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and son, Lonnie.
Survivors include: wife, Donna Lehman; children and spouses, Roxie Lehman and Steve Palmer, Lori and Ron Wiseman, Ruby and Mike Houck, Judy Lehman, Jerry Lehman; grandchildren and spouses, Jenny and Matt Korth, Gregg Zike, Jr., Chris and Pam Wiseman, Josh and Sarah Zike, Hilary and Bob Bradley, Zane and Sadie Houck, Isaac Zike; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Dean, Landon, Beau, Khloe, Sidnie, Rochelle, Tucker; sister-in-law, Berdina Houlden; adopted family, Dave, Vicki, Shawn, Brandon, Erica and Molly Hartmann; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Friday, January 13th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Tom Murray officiating. Burial was Friday, January 13th, 2012, at 3 p.m., in West Eustis Cemetery, Eustis, Nebraska.
A memorial fund will be established. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.