Jerome Francis Lehman, 88, born into eternal life July 19, 2018 at Gulfport FL. Formerly from Milwaukee WI, Jerry moved to St. Petersburg FL in 1989. He was preceded in death by his children Carl and Tina. He is survived by five children, James (Tammy) of Fitchburg WI, Mark (Jennefer) of Milwaukee WI, Alan (Linda) of Menomonee Falls WI, Mary (Terrance) Brown of Keller TX, Michael of Orlando FL, seven grandchildren, and sister, Marion Konsella.
He was known for his love for life and a passion to dance. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and frequently took dance lessons. He had a compassionate nature to help others. He was a terrific cook and enjoyed hosting dinner parties. His travel took him near and far, by car and plane, but most of all he loved Alaska and sport fishing the waters of Florida with his children.
For over 30 years, his success came from operating three executive recruitment firms in Milwaukee WI. While in Florida, sitting still and retirement were not for him. He enjoyed sailing, boating, fishing. During his retirement he excelled in real-estate investment and development.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5-7 PM at Brett Funeral Home 4810 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33711. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:30 AM at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Lady's Chapel) 5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg FL 33710. A visitation and memorial service will follow Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:30-10:30 AM in Milwaukee WI at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield WI 53072 with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.