• October 23, 2014

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David Larry Lehmkuhler

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Inurnment services with military honors for David Larry Lehmkuhler will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Lehmkuhler died July 9, 2013, in a Temple hospital. He was born May 30, 1942, to Ernest and Pauline Lehmkuhler in Stapleton, Neb. He was raised on the family farm and attended grade school at Banner School, which was a one-room school for the first eight grades. He attended and graduated from Baker Rural Reserves.

After he graduated from high school, he went to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for basic training, advanced training and cook school. After returning from Army Reserve training, he lived and worked in North Platte, Neb., where he met his bride-to-be.

On June 3, 1962, Barbara Ellen Wisner and David were married. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

He volunteered for active duty with the Army on May 3, 1968, and went to Fort Sheridan, Ill., to join his Reserve unit. He then went to Fort Carson, Colo., with his unit and his family joined him. In 1970, he was assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, for six years. In 1976, they moved to Fort Hood.

In 1979, he went to Karlsruhe, Germany, until his retirement in November 1985, when he and his family moved to the Killeen/Copperas Cove area. They bought a home west of Copperas Cove in 1986. David was employed at Fort Hood as a tractor operator. He retired from his civil service job at Fort Hood in December 2005.

He enjoyed volunteering at the Temple Veterans Affairs for a short time and was a lifetime member in the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 29 in Harker Heights. He was also a lifetime member of the Star Group of Veterans Helping Veterans in Copperas Cove. He was a member of Platte Valley #32 AF & AM in North Platte, Neb.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Copperas Cove, where he had served as an elder. He enjoyed his woodworking and gave numerous items to friends. He also loved working in his yard.

Mr. Lehmkuhler was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lehmkuhler.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lehmkuhler; sons, Gary Lehmkuhler and his wife, Tracy, and Duane Lehmkuhler; daughter, Joan Lehmkuhler; one grandson, James Lehmkuhler, all of Copperas Cove; his mother, Pauline; brothers, Ernest G. Lehmkuhler and his wife, Ardis, of North Platte, Neb., and Virgil Lehmkuhler and his wife, Karen, of Sidney, Neb.; and a sister, Charlene Berger and her husband, Dwayne, of Dannebrog, Neb.

Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Martin Luther King Drive, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

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