BONNIE L. SCHIEFERSTEIN LEHMAN, of Coldwater, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, with family present. Born July 5, 1930, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Marlow “Bud” Schieferstein and Lillian (“Annie”) Greiner Schieferstein. Bonnie graduated from Decatur High School in 1948 where she was the DHS Drum Majorette with the high school band. She was employed by East Allen County Schools in the Payroll Department, retiring in 1989. Bonnie was a loving, dedicated and cherished mother, whose life was centered around her family. She loved cooking, baking, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, gardening and reading. She is survived by her devoted children, Vicki (Douglas) Butler of Van Wert, Ohio, Dr. Ronald (Joyce) Lehman of Whitehall, Mich., Jan Hurley of Kendallville, Ind., Jeffrey Lehman of Avon, Ohio, Amy Lehman of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Sally (Steve) Gerber of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Katie, Nicole, Alex, Carmen, Evan, and Mason; two step grandchildren, Sophie and Stacy; two great-grandchildren, Elise and Emma; three step great-grandsons; and brother, Norman (MaryAnn) Schieferstein of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Raymond, in 2013; sister, Kathleen Mangine, in 2013; and parents, Marlow (in 1971) and Annie (in 1992) Schieferstein. A celebration of life is 3 p.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling two hours prior to service. A private burial will be held at a later date in Decatur Cemetery. Memorials may be given in honor of Bonnie to Animal Aid of Branch County, 201 E. Chicago Road, Coldwater, MI 49036; or Matthew 25 Health & Dental Clinic, 413 E. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. For online condolences, please visit

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