Ronald L. ‘Ron’ Leech, 78, Birdseye

Ronald L. “Ron” Leech, 78, of Birdseye, passed away at 12:58 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018, at his home.

He was born August 25, 1940, in Monroe City to Bernard and Anna Jane (Lannan) Leech and married Janet Borden on May 15, 1965, at Birdseye Christian Church.  

Ron was employed at Kimball for 42 years; was a veteran of the United States Army; and a member of the Birdseye Christian Church, St. Meinrad American Legion Post #366, Birdseye Conservation Club and the Jasper Moose Lodge.  

He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching and doing word search puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmom, Doris Leech; and one sister, Sheri McCaul.
Ron is survived by his wife, Janet R. “Jan” Leech of Birdseye; one daughter, Rhonda (Johnny) Chumbley of Birdseye; one sister, Patty Bruner of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; one brother, David (Linda) Leech of Henderson, Kentucky; one brother-in-law, Jim McCaul of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Austin Chumbley.

Funeral services for Ronald L. Leech will be held at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  Burial will take place at the Birdseye Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the St. Meinrad American Legion Post #366.

Friends may call for visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home, Huntingburg, and also from 9 to 10 a.m., the day of the service.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Birdseye Christian Church.

Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.




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