Deborah M. Lehman

Deborah “Deb” M. Lehman, age 70, of Battle Creek passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek with her loving husband at her side.
She was born November 7, 1949 in Battle Creek to George and Harriet “Betty” (Pike) Tidd. Deborah was a graduate of Bellevue High School where she met and then married Brian Lehman on June 7, 1969 at Bellevue United Methodist Church. She started her working career with Transamerica in Battle Creek and then onto The Ole Bakery Haus in Battle Creek as a clerk. Deborah worked at the Base Exchange, Air National Guard Base, Battle Creek as a sales clerk before starting at JC Penney in Battle Creek, where she worked in sales and then as a stock room manager for over 20 years.
Deborah was an Avon representative for over 50 years. She loved going to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, especially St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie. She enjoyed going on the Toonerville Trolley in Newberry. Reading, crossword puzzles, Tuesday morning breakfast at Firekeepers Casino, going to the county park, visiting lighthouses and crocheting Christmas stockings were some of her favorite things to do.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Brian; her son, Shawn Adam Lehman of New Hampshire, her sister, Barb Katts of Battle Creek; and her brother, Steve (Beth) Tidd of Delton. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Per Deborah’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services in Bellevue. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Visit to view the online obituary, sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.