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Dr. Don E. Lahrman, DDS, MSD

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“Carolyn,I am so sorry to hear about Don's death. We enjoyed knowing you and Don back when we we young.Good memories,Carolez4y6 ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Ayres - Carlsbad, CA

“Dr. Lahrman was my orthodontist in the 1970's and one of the kindest men around. They always had my toothbrush lined up in the sink room on...Read More ยป
2 of 4 | Posted by: Laurie Mitchener - Fort Wayne, IN

“Carolyn and family: Please accept our sympathy and prayers for Don. He was a great person and I enjoyed working with him. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: James Potts, DDS - IN - Friend

“Sending our heartfelt sympathy to Lisa and the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With much love, Cheryl, Joe and the girls ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Joseph & Cheryl Kijewski - VA

Dr. Don E. Lahrman, DDS, MSD, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 surrounded by family at his residence in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Lahrman was 87 years old, born March 12, 1932 to the late Clarence and Orpha (Krauter) Lahrman. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Steinbacher) to whom he was married over 65 years. Dr. Lahrman practiced general dentistry for six years and orthodontics for 45 years, retiring in 2010. He served honorably in the United States Army and was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. He served on the faculty of IU-PUI (1966-68), was a member and past President of the Issac Knapp District Dental Society (1971-72), lectured on dentistry and orthodontics in the US and abroad, was a member and past Chairman of the Council on Orthodontic Health Care of the American Association of Orthodontists (1983-85), and member and past President of the Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists (1985-86). Dr. Lahrman was also a member of the Indiana and American Dental Associations, American Professional Practice Association, Indiana Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Foundation of Orthodontic Research, American Cleft Palate Association, and the Federation Dentaire International. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Robert Kirschman), grandchildren Eric and Ryan Kirschman, sister Justine Gates and many nieces and nephews. Dr. Lahrman was preceded in death by his son Dr. Don E. Lahrman II, brothers Cliff, Charles, Verlin, and Clarence, and his sister Kathryn (Walper). A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2 pm, Trinity English Lutheran Church, with an hour of calling prior to the service. Calling will also be held at D.O. McComb and Son Covington Knolls Funeral Home from 5-8 pm Saturday, June 15, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church, American Association of Orthodontist's Foundation, Matthew 25, or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. To sign the online guestbook please visit,