Pamela ‘Pam’ J. Lehmann

Pamela “Pam” J. Lehmann, 69, of La Crescent, MN, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at her home. She was born in Texas on August 25, 1952, to Robert and Anna (Stendahl) Olson.

Pam graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1970. On December 12, 1970, she married Charles (Charlie) Lehmann and they celebrated over 50 years of marriage.

Pam worked as a Realtor for many years in the La Crosse area. She loved selling homes and made lasting friendships with many of her clients.

Pam also loved to fish. She and Charlie participated in many fishing tournaments over the years. She enjoyed other activities in her free time such as playing cards and trivia. Pam was great at trivia and was the one you wanted on your side when playing trivial pursuit!

Pam was proud of her Norwegian heritage. She and cousin Mary would get together each fall to make Norwegian delicacies such as Krumkake, Sandbakkels and Rosettes using recipes handed down from our mom, Mary’s mom and our grandmas. It was a tradition she was proud to replicate. Pam and Mary referred to themselves as the “Norwegian Baker Women.”

She loved to cook and enjoyed making new recipes. Her all-time favorite meal to prepare was shrimp scampi. Pam was also very artistic, which she showed through her jewelry designing, drawing, painting and calligraphy.

Pam enjoyed spending time in Arizona, visiting her son and family and was fortunate to have visited them this past October. Her family meant everything to her. Pam’s other joy was spending leisurely days at her friend Jane’s cabin on Lake Arbutus.

Pam is survived by her husband, Charlie; one son, Charles (Karla) Lehmann; one grandson, Austin; two step-grandsons, Quentin and Dominic; one sister, Patricia (Bob) Grathen; and one brother, Jonathan R. Olson; her godmother and aunt, Vivian Turner, and many cousins.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 19,at Castaway’s, 131 Clinton St., La Crosse. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the La Crescent Animal Rescue, 523 S. Chestnut St, La Crescent MN 55947.