Allan J. Lehmann, Sr (Big Al), age 80, died peacefully early Friday morning, June 7, 2019. He was born on Feb 12, 1939, in St. Louis, MO. Al is the son of the late Hildagarde and William Lehmann, Sr. He is the brother of the late William Lehmann, Jr., the late Audrey Schmidt, Joan McDonald, Marillac Mueller and Gerri Petry.
Al was a graduate of Dubourg High School. On October 8, 2015 he married Eileen (Bean) Brueggemann. Al was a HVAC technician for most of his life starting his career with Seliga Heating & Cooling and finally as the owner of Comfort Air. Al entertained the people of St. Louis playing the banjo professionally at Your Father’s Mustache at Gaslight Square, The Banjo Palace downtown, the boats on the Mississippi River, and many other venues in St. Louis. In his retirement, you could find him and the gang entertaining the residents of various retirement communities, including Culvers, and the St. Louis Banjo Club. He also served as President of the St. Louis Banjo Club for five years.
Survivors include five children: Stephen (Monique) Lehmann; Allan (Skip) (Dawn) Lehmann, Jr; Karen (Mark) Dodson; Sharon Tribout and Nicole Brueggemann. Nine Grand Children: Nicole (Trevor) Atchley; Taylor Lehmann; Natalie Lehmann, Justin Lehmann, Allison Lehmann, Devin Callahan, Erin Sutherland, Amanda (Carlos) Mems, and Lauren Tribout. Six Great Grand Children: Myla Atchley, Carter Aye, Jaydn Sutherland, Layton Sutherland, Aubrey Mems and Brynn Francis.
The family will greet friends on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Kutis Funeral Home/Affton, 10151 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. Friends are also invited to celebrate Big Al’s life at a luncheon on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Cusanelli’s, 705 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity or the American Cancer Society.
Big Al was a great, loving and supportive husband, brother, Dad and Grandpa. He loved working on his train displays, playing and composing music on his banjo and creating in his wood shop. Al was always fun to be around because of his endless sense of humor and enjoyable conversations.
We love you and will miss you Big Al. May God Bless and RIP.