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Eric Alan Lehman

May 24, 1962 — September 21, 2023

Eric Alan Lehman


On September 21, 2023, a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend was returned to God.  Eric was known as Big E, a gentle giant, and was fiercely protective of his loved ones and friends.  

Eric was born May 24, 1962 in Omaha NE to Ed & Gwen Lehman. He passed away on Sept. 21, 2023 at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, NE after a 14-month battle with esophageal cancer.  

Eric grew up in Gretna, NE and was a member of Gretna Resurrection Lutheran Church.  In high school he was a sports letterman in basketball and track and a member of Art Club. While growing up, Eric and brother Lary worked for grandpa Gilbert Fleck at GP Fleck & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, and Eric continued to work there after graduating Gretna Jr.-Sr. High School in 1980.

In 1986 Eric moved to San Diego, CA, and worked for West Coast Sheet Metal and the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union, working on custom residential and commercial projects.  His gift of art was apparent in his welding and sheet metal skills.  After 23 years in CA, Eric moved back to Omaha and worked for Yant Equipment for the past 13 years.  He could fix or rebuild anything with or without a motor.

In his free time, Eric loved to fish, cook, ride his bicycles and chopper motorcycle, go boating, and watch NASCAR racing.  He had a large presence, a contagious laugh and was always up for a fun time with friends and family.  He will be dearly missed.

Eric is survived by his mother Gwen and step-father Ken Reier; siblings: Lary Lehman and wife Kim, Karla O'Fallon and husband Mike, brother-in-law Bob Rueth; step-siblings: Mark & Tami Reier and family, Matt & Wendie Reier and family; nephews and nieces: Aaron Lehman, Allison (Keith) Lehman, Josh Rueth, Caitlyn (Steve) Laird, Kendra (Gregg) Rueth; great-nephews and nieces: Lucas, Alita, Stellyn, Liam, CJ, Kambrie, and Kali; many dear cousins, loving family and friends.

Eric was preceded in death by father Ed Lehman, sister Cindy Rueth, grandparents, and other beloved relatives and friends.


Services will be held Saturday October 7, 2023, at Gretna Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna Ave, Gretna, NE 68028.  Visitation 9:30-11:00 AM with memorial service at 11:00 AM.  A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the service.

Memorials can be made to the family or Res. Lutheran Church in memory of Eric.


Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone Gretna, NE


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