Helen Lehr

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Helen Katherine Lehr, nee Griebel, 105, of Swansea, IL, born October 6, 1915, in Engleman Township, IL, died Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Cedar Ridge Healthcare, Lebanon, IL.

Mrs. Lehr was a homemaker, and a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She was always involved with her family, serving as an active member and past president of the Franklin School Mothers Club and as a den mother for the cub scouts. She was a special sister and aunt, treasured by her many nieces and nephews. Helen was a former member and past president of the Eagles Ladies’ Auxiliary and a charter member and past president of the Swansea Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary as well as the Swansea Senior Society Club. She was a former member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Norman H. Lehr, whom she married June 5, 1937, and who died September 23, 1992; her son, Norbert Lehr; her parents, William and Ottille “Tillie,” nee Schnur, Griebel; three brothers, Roy, Lester, and Walter Griebel; and four sisters, Irene Fink, Hilda Springer, Edna Gain, and Erna Tribout.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Dana Lehr of O’Fallon, IL;
two grandsons, Lance Lehr of Belleville, IL,
and Collin (Jaime) Lehr of Belleville, IL;
two step-grandchildren, Nancy Tindall of St. Louis, MO,
and Michael Tindall of Paris, TN;
two great-grandsons, Colby Lehr and Blake Diamond;
two sisters, Ellen Bohnemier of Fairview Heights, IL,
and Doris Steiner of O’Fallon, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Melvin Price Park in Swansea, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, private family services will be held.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


5 Comments on Helen Lehr

Earl and Judy Haas said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 9:26 AM

I am sorry to here about Mrs. Lehr, she was always full of energy. She was a great supporter of the Village of Swansea.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Vernon and Lisa Hoelscher Gaal said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Are Prayer's go out to Dana, Lance, CP And Family. At your time of loss. We will always remember Helen smile that would light up the room when she walk in. And at the 4 of july pool party. she would have a coverup on with a swimsuite pitcure on it that we will remember her by. Vernon, Lisa, and Verle, Matilda Hoelscher

  • Maryville
  • IL
Dennis & Kay Tribout said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 3:17 PM

We will always remember your GREAT laugh and all the good times we had working together.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Mike Mueller said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2020 at 8:26 PM

CP and Lance,I am so sorry to hear this news.So sorry for your loss,Mom looked so wonderful at the Parade we had for her last month.my most deepest sympathies to you and your extended families.She was a terrific woman!!

  • Brentwood
  • Missouri
Laura Barr said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2020 at 6:51 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Aunt Helen was always a ball of energy and will be missed dearly!! Love- Laura, Brian and Ally Barr

  • Waterloo
  • IL

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