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Niles N. “Chip” Lehman

Published on May 16, 2023

CROGHAN-Niles N. “Chip” Lehman, 72, of Croghan passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2023 at the Lewis County Health System surrounded by his family. 


Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 17th, from 10:00-11:00am followed by a funeral service at 11:00am at Iseneker Funeral Home, 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, NY with Pastor Bruce Roggie officiating.  Following the service, burial will be at the Croghan Mennonite Church Cemetery, Kirschnerville Road, Croghan, and a luncheon at the Croghan Mennonite Church.   Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Caring Friends of the Community PO Box 712, Croghan, NY 13327. 


He  is survived by two daughters Heather (Arthur) Carter and Heidi Lyndaker;   four grandchildren; his longtime companion, Darlene Eckerson,  his mother, Donna; four sisters, Cynthia Thomas; Michele (Richard) Murto; Tammi (Maurice) Warrington; Kendra (Noel) Virkler; one brother Wendell Lehman; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Nevin B. Lehman, and his son, Hans C. Lehman.


Niles was born July 22, 1950 in Lowville, NY, the son of the late Nevin B. Lehman; and Donna L. Lyndaker Lehman and graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1968.  Following graduation, he worked as a milk inspector until he earned his commercial truck license and drove for his uncle Garey Lyndaker, Climax, Boise Cascade, ABF, Agway, Elmer Moser Trucking, Marshall Mooney, and hauled milk and cream for Ken Parks.  Niles operated Grunert’s Camp and Belfort Inn and at the time of his passing, he was employed at Richard Meyer’s log yard. 


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