ARLINGTON — Mary Louise “Witsie” (Sale) Lehn, 82, of rural Arlington passed away peacefully, Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Peru to William and Mary (Meyer) Sale. She married Kenneth C. Lehn on Sept. 16, 1950, in Ladd.
She was a homemaker and farmer. Mary enjoyed cooking, reading and gardening.
She is survived by five sons, Ken (Linda) Lehn of Spring Valley, Jim (Gemma) Lehn of rural Princeton, Ray (Dee) Lehn of Fairfield, Iowa, Don (Diane) Lehn of Rosemount, Minn., and Mark (Marti) Lehn of Peru; three daughters, Nancy (Don) Lowry of Cherry, Ann (Jim) Mullen of Chillicothe and Mary Ellen (Matt) Walters of Green Bay, Wis.; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Guenther of Peru; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Lehn, on March 25, 2007; one sister, Pauline Callahan; and two brothers, Walter and Raymond Sale.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, with the Rev. Patrick Fixen, pastor, officiating. Burial of cremains will be private at a later date.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.
Honorary pallbearers will be her 23 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Peru Public Library or to the Hall Township Food Pantry.
The online guestbook may be viewed and condolences shared at www.muellerfh.com.