Obituary for Kerry Lehmann

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Remembering Kerry Lehmann

We grieve and we give thanks for the life and ministry of Kerry Dale Lehmann.  He died on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, after a recent decline of his health.

The visitation for Kerry will be at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, on Monday, January 2, 2023, 4-7 p.m. with family present.

The funeral will be at MLLC on Tuesday, January 3, at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at the Ledbetter Cemetery following the service.  A memorial luncheon will be back at the church following the committal service.  All are welcome at all events.

Information about memorial contributions is on this page after the obituary.  Please consider supporting these organizations with monetary gifts in memory of Kerry.


Kerry Dale Lehmann

September 20, 1958 ~ December 28, 2022 (age 64)

Kerry Dale Lehmann was born on September 20, 1958, in Giddings, Texas to Edward Adolph Lehmann and Marilyn (Weishuhn) Lehmann. He was baptized at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine on November 9, 1958, by Rev. August Hannemann, and confirmed also at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine on June 2, 1974, by Rev. Hilmer Krause. His confirmation verse was Hebrews 12:14: “Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” Kerry graduated from TSTC with an associate’s degree in mechanics. After graduating Kerry opened his own mechanic shop called Highway 290 Mechanic Shop where he worked for several years. He then closed his mechanic shop to work on the family dairy farm for some time before joining the team at Blue Bell. After working for Blue Bell, Kerry found his way into the oilfield where he worked until he found his way back to the ranch and loved everything that came with it.

On July 18, 2015, he was united in marriage to Valerie Pinkerton. He had two children, Nicholas and Tabatha, and three stepchildren Tanya, Georgia, and Katrina. Kerry was an active member of the Sandtown Wildlife Association. He enjoyed Bar-B-Que and participating in cookoffs, welding, playing with his dogs, and riding around on his John Deere Gator. Kerry was always ready to host family events and enjoyed any visits with family. He was known for his custom hay bailing and tinkering with all kinds of things. Kerry’s family nicknamed him MacGyver due to his ability to make all sorts of fun things out of stuff he had just laying around. He will be remembered for teaching his grandkids about the farming life and for always being willing to spend time with his family.

Kerry passed away the afternoon of December 28, 2022, at his home in Carmine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marilyn Lehmann.

Kerry is survived by his wife, Valerie Lehmann of Carmine; one son, Nicholas Lehmann and his wife, Autumn, of Carmine; daughter, Tabatha Thompson and husband, Travis, of Carmine; the mother of his children, Barbara Schulz of New Ulm; three step-daughters, Tanya Gill and husband, Jeff, of Washington, Georgia Thompson and husband, Travis, of Lubbock, and Katrina Hainey and husband, Tim, of Paradise; twelve grandchildren, Aden, Liam, Ronan, Tayla, Payten, Hayden, Gaven, Ryan, Everly, Athan, Brinlee, and Alexi, as well as several cousins and extend family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Thompson, Wade Weigelt, Timmy Weigelt, Keith Weerts, Ronnie Ladewig, and Cerjio Cerda. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilbert Loewe, Aden Diehl, Liam Diehl, Ronan Diehl, and Gene Weerts.

Memorials may be made to:


Carmine Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 217

Carmine, TX 78932-0217


Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department

PO Box 213

Ledbetter  TX  78946-0213


Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932-0362

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