Mr. Lehman served as Superintendent of Freeburg Community High School District 77 for the past 13 years, and formerly was an assistant principal and principal of the school. Early in his teaching career he was a history teacher and boys’ varsity baseball coach at Breese Central High School, Breese, IL. He was a former principal at Carterville High School, Carterville, IL. Andrew earned a bachelors’ degree and a masters’ degree in History at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. He earned his second masters degree in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.
Andrew was an assistant coach for the Freeburg Midgets girls’ softball team, a position he truly enjoyed. An avid baseball fan, he loved to golf with friends and his children, and always enjoyed the annual “Midget/Cougar Cup”, a golf tournament between the Freeburg and Breese Central High Schools Administration. He was a past member of the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, and served on several educational boards in the area.
Surviving are his loving wife of 20 years, Kerri, nee Slightom, Lehman, whom he married on July 31, 1995;
three children, Ella Pearl,
and Jackson Glenn, all at home;
his parents, Robert J. and Imogene L., nee Frieze, Lehman of Marissa, IL;
one sister, Elizabeth (Larry Jr.) Caldieraro of Staunton, IL;
three brothers, Joseph (Karen) Lehman of Midland, MI,
David (Melanie) Lehman of Marissa, IL,
and Daniel Lehman of New Athens, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Lehman children’s education fund at Citizens Bank. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at
Freeburg Community High School, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the high school, with Rev. Dr. Don Wagner officiating.
Kerri, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the arms of God and I pray he provides strength during this time in life. Hugs!
LaDon Haley Berlin, KIRKLAND, Washington, 98033
Mr. Lehman was one of the few reasons I was able to graduate high school, he truly was a great man. The education world has lost a very special administrator. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the Lehman family.
Kiel Morgan, Moore, Oklahoma, 73160
Kerri and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time.
(Dr. is currently in Paraguay on a medical mission trip)
Janet Bub, Dupo, IL, 62239
On behalf of Columbia CUSD 4, heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family, friends, and school community. We will cherish the memories of Mr. Lehman coaching softball games and working together at the annual Columbia-Freeburg BB Tournament. Mr. Lehman was a true friend of education and advocate for kids. He will be greatly missed by all.
Gina Segobiano, Columbia, IL, 62236
Praying that the Lord will surround you and the children with His comfort and love. So sorry.
Genie White , New Memphis , IL , 62266
Condolences from the Bunker Hill Kiwanis Club. Our heart is with all who mourn. God Speed.
Bill Hanks, Bunker Hill, IL, 62014