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MSgt. John  E. Lein

MSgt. John E. Lein
  • December 15, 1938 - September 12, 2017
  • North Charleston, South Carolina

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North Charleston, SC 29406
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“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Always remember... God Rides A Harley! ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: John Leone - Purcellville, VA

“My deepest sympathy to Ruth Ann and all the Lein family on the loss of John. He will long be remembered for his smile, positive attitude and always...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kevin Lavin

“I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sev Schreffler - Leesburg, VA

“So sorry for you loss. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Miller - Fairfax, VA - Friend

“Loving thoughts and prayers for michele and your family . I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May you be comforted and feel God's peace as you go...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie Andrews - Bristow, VA

“I only met John a few times. Each a good time getting together for a holiday or birthday. He was a good man and it's so good to have his three...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Deibel - Sierra Vista, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Pfisterer - Herndon, VA

“Thinking of you at this most difficult time. You have my deepest condolences. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jenn Gilbert - Owings, MD

“I will always be your Daddies Girl. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Michele McCormack - Centreville, VA

Dad and I. “My Father, my rock. I will always be your Daddies Girl. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Michele McCormack - Centreville, VA

“Sincerest condolences to the family and to Johns friends. John will be dearly missed and know that he is in a new and wonderful place. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Felmly - Manassas, VA


MSgt John E. Lein, 78, USAF Ret., longtime resident of North Charleston, SC, died September 12, 2017. His funeral service with military honors will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be announced. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road from 3:00 until 4:00 pm.

John was born December 15, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of the late Matthew Charles Lein and the late Dorothy Ann Officer Lein. His Air Force career was in Air Weather Reconnaissance; he served during the Vietnam War and received the Bronze Star and Air Medal. John was a forecaster for National Weather Service and AWRA member. He enjoyed traveling the world.

He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ann; children Bobette, John, and Michele; grandson Jason (Brittney); great grandchildren Haylie, Kinsley and Camden; siblings Matthew (Mary) and Patricia (Lance) and many loving nieces, nephews, friends, and "Friday Nighters" (Janet, Earl, Aubrey and Harry).

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