Sidney B. Leman

July 4, 1922 — Dec. 31, 2017

Sidney B. Leman, 95, of Francesville, went home to be with the Lord at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, in Winamac. Sidney was a lifelong farmer in Pulaski County. 

He was born on July 4, 1922, in Metamora, Illinois, to the late Henry and Cordelia (Gudeman) Leman. He graduated from Francesville High School with the class of 1940. Sidney served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Aug. 4, 1945, he married Fern Gutwein in Francesville. The couple enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida with relatives and friends. 

Sidney was an active member of the Francesville Apostolic Christian Church where he served faithfully throughout his life. He was a founding board member of Parkview Haven Retirement Home and served on numerous other local boards. 

He is survived by his wife Fern (Gutwein) Leman of Francesville; sons: Dennis [Linda] Leman of Francesville, Larry [Pam] Leman of Monticello, Douglas [Margaret] Leman of Francesville, Scott [Kathy] Leman of Francesville, and Curtis [Valerie] Leman of Francesville; daughters: Kristine [Neal] Widmer of Battle Ground, and Arlene [David] Metzger of Francesville; 27 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; brother Melvin [Margaret] Leman of Francesville; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Cordelia (Gudeman) Leman; infant daughter Rebecca Leman; infant granddaughters Mitzie and Abbie Metzger; sisters: Lois Leman, Frances Leman, Elsie Eilers and Edith Traub; and brothers: Harold Leman, Arthur Leman and Edward Leman. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville,  and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville. The American Legion will provide military graveside services.

Suggested memorial contributions include Harvest Call-Haiti Dairy or Jamaica Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 3, 2018)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

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