Richard Maximilian Lehn

Richard Maximilian Lehn passed away on July 7, 2022, in Newport Beach, Calif., due to health complications.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Clarice D. Lehn, children Richard Anton Lehn (Cari), Jacqueline Lehn Dupont (Marc Carlson) and Mark Jonathan Lehn (Svetlana) and stepchildren Tom Beckes (Sue) and Bob Beckes (Emily).

Richard had 20 grandchildren who he adored: Richard, Rachel, Rebecca, R. Jacob, Jenna, Richard, Quentin, Madison, Anastasia, Sophia, Matthew, Anna, Eva, Anders, Paige, Ian, Mareesa, Blake, Branden and Brent.

Richard was born May 17, 1938, in Polk Township (Slinger area), Wis., and moved to San Diego, Calif., while serving in the Navy.

He was a proud partner with his nephew John Weinrich in Newport Shores restaurant in Port Washington, Wis.

He attended Port Washington High School.

Richard was preceded in death by his eight siblings, George, Mary Lou, Albert, Tony, Lillian, Johanna, Tom and William (Billy) and father Anton. He was orphaned at age 2 and was the last of his eight siblings to pass away.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (NROTC Scholarship) and Loyola Law School.

Richard was one of the proud founders of the Downey Kiwanis Foundation dedicated to the disabled and other worthy causes in the City of Downey.

He practiced law at Ardis & Lehn in Downey, Calif., with his beloved partner Haygood Ardis for many years.

In honor of his life, please donate to the Downey Kiwanis Foundation – Richard Maximilian Lehn Scholarship, which is a college scholarship dedicated to a student without parents. Downey Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 793, Downey, CA 90241, Attention Gary Nesbitt: (562) 861-9779.

A vigil and funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 22, starting at 10:15 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, Calif.

O’Connor Mortuary

(949) 581-4300



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