Originally Published: January 30, 2012 9:02 p.m.
Lawrence (Larry) L. Lehmann, born Sept., 30, 1934, joined God's Senior Softball League and started both an umpiring school and antique car club in Heaven on Jan. 24, 2012. His parents were Frank Lehmann and Florence Schutz (nee Alm).
Larry leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Victoria (Vicki) A. Lehmann (nee Jesski); ex-wife Elaine Lucarini and their children, son William Lehmann of Des Plaines, Ill., daughter Lauren Caruso and grandson Daniel Caruso of Rodgers, Ark.; step-brother Bob Lehmann; step-sister Beth Mulvihill; brothers- and sisters-in-law, many dearly loved nephews and nieces, and numerous cousins.
He is predeceased by his mother, father, stepmother, sister, brother-in-law and best man, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He worked for what was then Illinois Bell for 34 years and later as a consultant for AT&T.
Larry lived in the Chicago suburbs, retiring to Prescott in 1996.
He will be revered for his sense of humor, hearty laugh, infectious smile, loyal friendship, values and honesty. His passion was playing baseball or softball, watching football, and being a staunch fan of all Chicago sports teams. He was Chairman of the Senior Softball League for at least three years and maintained status as an official ASA Umpire. For the Prescott and Prescott Valley Park districts he will be remembered as an honest and fair umpire, officiator of touch football, volleyball and field manager. He was one of the founding members of the High Country Rod and Custom Association. He won multiple trophies and awards for his vehicles.
Larry had dogs all his life and especially loved Portuguese Water Dogs. His show dog Ms. Mayte is with him, but his Miss BeeBe senses his loss and will one day be with him at the Rainbow Bridge.
A Celebration of Life will be later this year.
Donations may be made in his name to The James Family Heart Center at YRMC, Prescott Senior Softball League, Parks and Rec Department, High Country Road and Custom Association (all in the Prescott area), or any family member.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family.
Information provided by survivors.