Audra Rose Peters Jakober Lehmann, 85, of Dubuque, died on January 18, 2013, of complications following cancer-related surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1755 Delhi Street, Dubuque. Friends may call at the church on Friday, January 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and preceding the service on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama, Iowa, at 4:00 p.m. on January 26.
Audra was born to John and Esther Peters on June 15, 1927. She graduated from Tama High School in 1945, and Wartburg College in 1962. For thirteen years, she served as an elementary teacher in the Waverly-Shell Rock schools. Audra had three children, Peter, Jeffrey, and Pamela with her first husband, Roland Jakober, and gained six more adult children when she married Rev. Robert Lehmann in 1975.
Audra Rose Peters Jakober Lehmann
Audra was very active in church congregations throughout her life, including St. Paul Lutheran Church (Ottumwa) and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Dubuque). She was a tireless volunteer, including women's area church boards, Stephen Ministry, Hospice of Ottumwa and Dubuque, Finley Hospital, and Lutheran World Relief quilting. She loved to sing, and was an alumnus of the Wartburg College Choir.
Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Robert Lehmann, of Dubuque; son, Jeffrey (Terry) Jakober of Tulsa, OK; and grandsons Andrew Jakober of Tulsa, and Thomas Jakober of Orange, TX. She is also survived by step-children Kent (Joellen) Yeager, Jesup, IA; Lynda Holtz, Jefferson, IA; Barbara Nash, Jefferson, IA; Mark (Karen) Lehmann, Waverly, IA; Brian (Mary Maher) Lehmann, Houston, MN; and Grant (Laurie) Lehmann, Bangor, MI; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Ann Peters, Janesville, WI; brother David (Judy) Peters, Ocala, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, first husband, daughter Pamela, son Peter, and sister Mae Pearson.
Memorials may be directed to the family or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dubuque.