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Vanas J. W. “Van” Leach

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Vanas J. W. “Van” Leach

Birth
Datto, Clay County, Arkansas, USA
Death
1 Mar 2009 (aged 74)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sect Patria, Lot 180. No Marker. Grave located just SouthWest of Elderkin marker
Memorial ID
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From the Clay County Courier, Corning, Clay County, Arkansas.

VANAS LEACH

Vanas J.W. LEACH, Rockford, IL. was born in Datto, May 4, 1934, son of John and Clara LEACH, one of 14 children of the LEACH family. He died in Alden-Park Strathmoor Care Center March 1, 2009. He was 74.

Owner and operator of J.W. LEACH Painting for over 40 years, he was a member of the West End Businessmen's Association and was voted "Man of the Year" at one time. He married the former Vonda KEELIN on Sept. 25, 1953 in Corning and she survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, JoVita MAXWELL; grandchildren, Kevin (Dana) GANTZ, Livonia, MI, Chris GANTZ, Rockford, Amanda MAXWELL, Rockford, Kira GANTZ, Florida; great-grandchildren, Mikyle, Landon and Kaidyn GANTZ of Livonia, MI, Haydan LUCAS and Jeremy SMITH, Jrl, Rockford; brothers and sisters, Arvil "Boon" (Betty) Leach, Rockford Bobby (Tom), Ontario, NY, Johnie SCHNEIDER, Yakima, WA, Jim (Carol) Leach, Bollinger Green, KY, Sarah SPITZER, Rockford, Max (Cathy) LEACH of Percy, Peggy BUSH, High Springs, FL, Eddie (Gail) LEACH, Paragould, Linda STRICKLAND, Collier Hills, GA, Sharon MOORE, Maryland Heights, MO; special brother-in-law, William TILLIE; and lots of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Deborah GANTZ; siblings J.R., Bernice and Betty.

Funeral services will be conducted Fri. March 6, 2009 in Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 West State Street, Rockford, IL. Burial will follow in Willwood Burial Park.
From the Clay County Courier, Corning, Clay County, Arkansas.

VANAS LEACH

Vanas J.W. LEACH, Rockford, IL. was born in Datto, May 4, 1934, son of John and Clara LEACH, one of 14 children of the LEACH family. He died in Alden-Park Strathmoor Care Center March 1, 2009. He was 74.

Owner and operator of J.W. LEACH Painting for over 40 years, he was a member of the West End Businessmen's Association and was voted "Man of the Year" at one time. He married the former Vonda KEELIN on Sept. 25, 1953 in Corning and she survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, JoVita MAXWELL; grandchildren, Kevin (Dana) GANTZ, Livonia, MI, Chris GANTZ, Rockford, Amanda MAXWELL, Rockford, Kira GANTZ, Florida; great-grandchildren, Mikyle, Landon and Kaidyn GANTZ of Livonia, MI, Haydan LUCAS and Jeremy SMITH, Jrl, Rockford; brothers and sisters, Arvil "Boon" (Betty) Leach, Rockford Bobby (Tom), Ontario, NY, Johnie SCHNEIDER, Yakima, WA, Jim (Carol) Leach, Bollinger Green, KY, Sarah SPITZER, Rockford, Max (Cathy) LEACH of Percy, Peggy BUSH, High Springs, FL, Eddie (Gail) LEACH, Paragould, Linda STRICKLAND, Collier Hills, GA, Sharon MOORE, Maryland Heights, MO; special brother-in-law, William TILLIE; and lots of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Deborah GANTZ; siblings J.R., Bernice and Betty.

Funeral services will be conducted Fri. March 6, 2009 in Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 West State Street, Rockford, IL. Burial will follow in Willwood Burial Park.


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  • Maintained by: jw2
  • Originally Created by: cmm945
  • Added: Mar 9, 2014
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126107095/vanas_j_w-leach: accessed ), memorial page for Vanas J. W. “Van” Leach (4 May 1934–1 Mar 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 126107095, citing Willwood Burial Park, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by jw2 (contributor 48304043).