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Lydia Blehm 1921-2012
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Lydia Blehm 1921-2012

GREAT BEND — Lydia Blehm, 90, died April 6, 2012 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 29, 1921 at Alexander, Kansas, the daughter of George Jacob and Catherine Elizabeth (Albrandt) Wittman.
She married Frederick William “Bill” Blehm May 5, 1939 at Bazine. He died Sept. 18, 1993.
Mrs. Blehm was a Great Bend resident since 1957 coming from Bazine. She was a homemaker and was a bookkeeper for Bazine Co-op and Boogaart’s Grocery Store, Great Bend; and later cleaned houses.  
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend. She loved to embroider, do word-search puzzles, and spend time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, E. Delores Schneidewind and her husband Harold, Great Bend; five grandchildren, Debra Woods and her husband Greg; Craig A. Schneidewind and his wife Linda; Kim McHenry and her husband Alva; Ricky Blehm and his wife Betty; Andrea Blehm; 13 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Blehm; seven brothers, Benjamin Wittman, Jacob “Jake” Wittman, Ted Wittman, August Wittman, William Wittman, Herman Wittman and Reuben Wittman; three sisters, Millie Holmes, Marie Schenkel, and infant Maria Wittman; and two grandchildren, Curtis Schneidewind and Randy Blehm.
Funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend with The Reverend James A. Strasen officiating. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Joyful Praise Bell Ringers or Hospice Care of Kansas, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
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Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home *   
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 8, 2012