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Edward Marvin Lehnhardt

October 31, 1947 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 70)

Edward Marvin Lehnhardt passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 surrounded by his friends and family. Ed was born to the late Reverend Marvin Lehnhardt and late Esther Scherf Lehnhardt on October 31, 1947. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, he is the brother of Lynn Moers (James) and Stephen Lehnhardt (Monique).  His greatest joy was his children, Lauren Lehnhardt Watrous (Craig), Craig Lehnhardt, and Ross Lehnhardt and grandson, Connor Edward Watrous.  An acclaimed athlete, Ed was captain of the McDonough High School Basketball team and received a basketball scholarship to University of New Orleans. Through basketball, he formed lifelong bonds with his teammates.  After Graduation, Ed became a successful insurance agent.  He consistently ranked as a top producer and served as President of the New Orleans Life Underwriters Association. In recent years, he has been active in sailing and other retirement pursuits. Ed is remembered for his caring personality and quick witted humor, who was loved by so many.  All friends and family are invited to join us in celebration of Ed’s life. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:30AM-11:30AM at Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans. Funeral service to follow at 12:00pm at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Dr Metairie LA  70001.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association New Orleans Chapter. To view and sign the family guestbook, please go to

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