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Frederick E. Lehner

October 1, 1941 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 76)

Frederick E. “Fred” Lehner, 76, of North Fairview, Main St., Petrolia, went to be with the Lord with his loving family at his side early Thursday morning, February 15, 2018 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

Frederick was born in Kaylor on October 1, 1941.  He was the son of the late Eugene G. “Jello” and Rose McGlaughlin Lehner.

He was a 1959 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School.  Fred was a long time member of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Chicora and had served on church council.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding through the countryside, and treasured time spent with his grandchildren.

Fred was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in Vietnam.  He was a proud military veteran and patriotic American. 

He was retired from INDSPEC in Petrolia where he had been employed for more than 35 years.

He survived by his wife, Mary Ann Graham Lehner, whom he married at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church on December 11, 1970.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four daughters, Holly L. Payne and her husband, Doug, of Brockport, NY, Lori K. Miller and her husband, Greg, of Erie, Melinda M. Christie and her husband, Justin, of Fenelton, and Rosemarie H. Jones and her husband, Larry, of Petrolia; seven grandchildren, Erik Payne, Breanna Payne, Nathan Miller, Megan Miller, Jocelyn Christie, Jacob Jones and Mya Jones; a sister, Linda; a sister-in-law, Darlene Lehner of Grove City, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joey and Tom Lehner.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 1 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon Monday from Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic, 409 North Main St., Chicora, with the Rev. Rick Thompson, church pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in the Village of North Oakland.  The Butler County American Legion Riders will stand a flag line and provide an escort and military honors will be accorded by the Chicora, Brady’s Bend, and East Brady American Legion Posts.  The Rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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