Virginia “Virnie” Lehmann was born on September 5, 1930 in Lockhart, Texas and passed away peacefully at her home in East Bernard, Texas on September 11, 2016.
She was born to Joseph Henry Bienek and Christina Constansia Charnetski, the sixth of their seven children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert William Lehmann; her sisters, Leona Shaw and Emma Walkoski; and her brothers, Vincent Bienek, Queenteen Bienek, and Clifton Bienek.
She married Gilbert William Lehmann on March 1, 1952, and remained married until his death on October 23, 1990.
Her pride and joy was her family. She had eight children, 16 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Her voice would smile when any one of them called her on the phone, and her face would light up when one of them walked through her front door. She loved every moment she spent with them.
She had a beautiful, gentle, and kind spirit. She enjoyed caring for others. If she could make someone happy, especially through her most enjoyed hobbies of sewing, cooking, or gardening, she would eagerly do so. She would readily cook a nice, homemade meal or give away some of the fresh or canned vegetables from her garden. Her favorite hobby though was sewing. By necessity, she sewed many, if not all, of her children’s clothing. Out of joy and love, she sewed wedding dresses for her daughters. She continued giving to her grandchildren with her talent of sewing by crafting Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, Cabbage Patch dolls, and many elaborate Barbie doll outfits. She was a selfless person who loved taking care of everyone in her life; always worrying more about others than herself. She would have given her last penny to anyone she loved. Although this world lost a beautiful soul, Heaven has gained a precious angel. She will truly be missed.
Virginia is survived by her eight children: Karen Lehmann Hagan and husband, Earl, of Lockhart, Texas; Carol Lehmann Hollub and husband, Case, of Weimar, Texas; Bradford William Lehman and wife, Ronda, of Lockhart, Texas; Merle Lehmann Hollub and husband, G.H. “Sonny,” of Buda, Texas; Milton Ernest Lehmann of Dale, Texas; Deanna Lehmann Marotz and husband, Jimmy, of Austin, Texas; Jerri Lehmann Schake and husband, Scott, of Wimberley, Texas; and Bryan “Randy” Lehmann and wife, Stacy, of East Bernard, Texas. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren: Billy Hagan, Jennifer Hagan, Ariane Hollub, Amanda Hollub Lawrence, Clarissa Marotz Smith, April Thiel Hollub, Stephanie Hollub-Fletcher, Joshua Hollub, Andrea Hollub, Nathan Marotz, Ryne Lehman, Miranda Lehmann, Hannah Schake, Cody Lehmann, Haley Schake, and Heath Schake. And her 15 great-grandchildren: Lauren, Madison, Skylar, David, Brodie, Addison, Trent, Abigail, Alana, Kaylee, Allianne, Lucy, Madeleine, Harlow, and Heidi. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Schubert of Houston, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
Although her song has ended, her melody lingers on. She will always be carried in our hearts.