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St. Olaf mourns death of recent graduate

LehmanRobbie300x338St. Olaf College is mourning the death of Robert “Robbie” Lehman ’14, who was killed in a traffic accident in Tanzania, where he was working as a Peace Corps volunteer.

“Robbie dedicated his life to serving others,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet noted in an announcement on the organization’s website. “He cared deeply for those around him, whether they lived across the street or around the world. He knew no boundaries and was willing to take on anything.”

Lehman majored in biology at St. Olaf, where he also studied abroad and earned a merit scholarship.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Read a story about Lehman’s life, as well as the full obituary, in the Star Tribune.