Barbara B. Lehnhard


Barbara B. Lehnhard, 93, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019 at the Medilodge in Sutton's Bay under the care of Hospice of Michigan. Barbara was born on Aug. 18, 1925 in Oak Park, Illinois.
She attended Stephens College and Northwestern University, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in education.
On Oct. 16, 1948 she married the love of her life, Jack Lehnhard, who preceded her in death.
Barbara is survived by her children, Skip (Mary) Lehnhard, Bob (Lynn) Lehnhard and Susy (Jim) Sanborn; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her loving and devoted nieces and nephews.
Barbara was very active at the Father Fred Foundation for 15 years. She was dedicated to helping those less fortunate and humbly gave of herself.
Barbara loved playing bridge, gardening, reading and in her more active years was an avid tennis player.
Friends may call on the family at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. for visitation and 11 a.m. for the memorial service. Fr. Ken Stachnick will preside. Private family burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.
Please visit Barbara's tribute page at
Barbara and her family are in the care of the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on June 12, 2019
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4 posts

Helen Corlett Higgins
Jun 19, 2019
Barb and Jack were a wonderful part of our lives for so many years. We share happy memorys and so much fun. My love to her family.
Ellen OBrien
Jun 12, 2019
My parents had some wonderful friends and Barb Lehnhard was one of the best. She was beautiful and funny. She will be greatly missed at her summer home, Hearts Delight cottage, in Ludington, MI.
John, Mary, and Peter Stege and children
Jun 12, 2019
Aunt Bobbie was such a treasure to all of us and we
cherished her attention, wisdom, and her love.
We will miss her.
Paula Prusick
Jun 12, 2019
Barb was one in a million! Such a wonderful and caring lady. We shared such great memories at Father Fred Foundation where she brought such compassion and love to all who entered. She will be missed, my deepest sympathy to her family.