Funeral services for Robin D. Leach, 72, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. He died on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center Cardiac Unit with his family at his side.
Robin was born on September 21, 1939 in Lawrence, KS, 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 actively involved in the sale of land and residential properties with the Coldwell Banker Griffith& Blair firm. He was also formerly employed by the USDA Board of Appeals and the University of Missouri Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute.
Robin 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 was a sports enthusiast, especially those of his grandchildren’s athletic activities.
He married Lana McCarter on July 31, 1959 in Perry, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one son, Rob (wife, Lisa) Leach, Linwood, KS; a daughter, Chris (husband, Brian) Hahn, Linwood, KS; five grandchildren: Taylor Leach, Jake Hahn, Erin Leach, Anna Hahn, and Sophie Leach.
The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Kansas Junior Holstein Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.