Will was born July 19, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of the late Joseph and Erma (Vreeland) Lehner.
Will served in the US Navy on the USS Ward the ship that fired the first shot of United States entering into WWII. Will was very proud of his military service and even wrote a book about it called “Legacy of a Pearl Harbor Survivor”
His marriage to Florence Sall took place on May 29, 1946, in St. Paul, Minn. Florence died on Aug. 7, 2005.
He worked at the Worth Company for 34 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the Plover VFW post 10262, American Legion Post 6, DAV Chapter 30, Tin Can Sailors and the “First Shot Naval Vets” club. He also was president, director, and chief cook for the Isaac Walton League for over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Patti (Paul C.) Adamski of Stevens Point and Cynthia Lehner of Kent, Wash.; one son, Jim (Ruth) Lehner of Plover; six grandchildren: Joseph (Lori) Lewandowski, Delylah (John) Silva, Rachael (Jon) Gadbois, Justin P. (Kristen Lambert) Adamski, Danny (Jessica Haney) Potter and Erika (Mike) Wisner; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael, and sister Dorothy Stephenson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church at 3200 Plover Road in Plover. Rev. Edward Shuttleworth will officiate.
Burial with full military honors will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 7 PM on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 also at the church. Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family.
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