Brian and Jaquie Lehner were victims of an impaired driver while on their afternoon motorcycle ride on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Both perished in the head-on crash.
Brian Doyle Lehner was born in Columbus, Mont., Dec. 31, 1957, to Louis and Donna Sharp Lehner.
Brian attended school in Absarokee, Mont., elementary through high school graduation in 1976. He then graduated from Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy in Gernsey, Wyo. He served many years as a highway patrolman in Wyoming and enjoyed it so very much. Brian attended Eastern Montana College in Billings, Mont., then he attended Metro State University in Denver, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation management.
Brian is survived by his three sons, Mark, wife Kristin, son Konrad (Lafayette, Ala.), Christopher and Jake (Parker, Colo.), brother Scott, wife Sheila (Absarokee, Mont.), their children, Stephanie Lehner (Delta Junction, Ala.) and Neil Lehner, wife Sarah, and their children, Ellie and Charlee (Fairbanks, Ala.) and Brian’s sister Michele Lehner Stone and husband Dennis (Edgar, Mont.) and his mother, Donna Adams (Absarokee, Mont.). Brian will be remembered by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends throughout the USA.
Brian is preceded in death by his father Louis Lehner.
Brian married Jacquie Boettcher on July 19, 1980. Brian worked for Thomas Bailey and traveled much of the world, while in his employment.
Brian was an active community member serving as Scout Master for many years as well as a member of the Douglas County Chapter Colorado HOG motorcycle club.
Funeral mass will be at the Ave Maria Catholic Church at 11a.m. on Friday March 4, 2016. A memo rial will be held in Absarokee and Great Falls at a later date.