Jim Lehman Sr., father of PGA pro Tom Lehman, passes awayJim Lehman, Sr., of Alexandria died October 29 after complications during lung surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Jim Lehman, Sr., of Alexandria died October 29 after complications during lung surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
He is the father of Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour and Champions Tour golfer, Tom Lehman.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, November 6 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the church.
Lehman, 75, was a football standout at St. John’s University in Minnesota where he was a four-year letterman for the legendary coach, John Gagliardi, the most winning all-time coach in college football history with 469 career victories.
Lehman was a record-setting, two-way player for the Johnnies and led the country in scoring in 1956. Following graduation, Lehman enlisted in the Navy and then played briefly for the Baltimore Colts, which went on to win the NFL title in 1958 in what was con-sidered the greatest game every played. Unfortunately, Lehman was not on the active roster at the time after having his career cut short due to injuries.
Tom Lehman withdrew from the Charles Schwab Cup Championship last week.
The Lehman family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. John’s University in Collegeville: SJU/Jim Lehman Athletic Fund, St. John’s University, Attn: Development Office, P.O. Box 7222, Collegeville, MN 56321.
Some information in this story was obtained through the PGA website, www.pgatour.com.