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Loren W. Leach

December 3, 1945 March 28, 2019
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Obituary for Loren W. Leach

Loren Wayne Leach, 73, of Iowa City, IA, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City with Pastor Kurt Larson officiating. Visitation will be held an hour before. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice, Harvest Preserve or The University of Iowa Foundation: Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Loren was born on December 3, 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland the son of Howard and Elizabeth (Barr) Leach. He graduated from The University of Minnesota with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1968. Loren was united in marriage to Joanne Ogdahl on December 27, 1968 in Minneapolis, MN. He worked for Metcalf and Eddy, Shive Hattery, Boyle, Shoemaker Haaland, City of Mt. Vernon, and Loren W. Leach P.E.. After retirement Loren worked for The City of Iowa City, Veenstra and Kim, mowed at Harvest Preserve and delivered tractors for City Tractor. Loren enjoyed keeping active and his hands moving. He was able to figure out any problem and was a do-it yourself type guy. Loren enjoyed gardening; sharing his produce with the local foodbank, woodworking and spending time with his granddaughter.

Loren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Ogdahl, of Iowa City; two children, Todd (Kerri) Leach of West Branch, IA and Terie (Jeremy) Snyder of Iowa City and their daughter, Lauren.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Elizabeth Leach.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Apr

10:00 AM 4/3/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Apr

11:00 AM 4/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1000 Brown St
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

1000 Brown St Iowa City 52245 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

University of Iowa Foundation -- Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550

Harvest Preserve Foundation

1645 N. Scott Blvd
Iowa City , IA 52245
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