Funeral services for Robin D. Leach, 72, Lawrence, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.
He died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the University of Kansas Medical Center Cardiac Unit.
He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Lawrence, the son of Joyce and Grace Stanwix Leach.
He was a dairyman, farmer, and realtor. He founded Lin-Crest Farms in rural Linwood and was still active there in the farming operation and the breeding of registered Holstein cattle. In real estate, he was still involved in the sale of land and residential properties with the Coldwell Banker Griffith& Blair firm.
He served in the Kansas Legislature as a State Representative of the 46th and 47th districts from 1976-1988. While he was in the Kansas House, he once testified as a Kansas Representative to the Senate Agriculture Committee in Washington, D.C. He maintained a strong interest in politics his entire adult life.
He was a member of the Perry Christian Church and the Kansas Board of Realtors. He was a lifetime member of the Kansas Holstein Association.
He married Lana McCarter July 31, 1959, in Perry. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one son, Rob Leach, Linwood; a daughter, Chris Hahn, Linwood; and five grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Kansas Junior Holstein Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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