August 7, 2019 – Byron, WI –Leland Lerch, 90, of Byron, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Harbor Haven Nursing Home in Fond du Lac.
Leland graduated from L.P. Goodrich in 1947 and he married Elaine Gruenwald on September 12, 1953.
He was farming until he was 82 and drove a school bus for 52 years for the Lomira School District. He also loved to bowl. Leland was on the board of Byron Cemetery and was active in his church in his younger years.
Those Leland leaves behind to cherish his memory include his two children, Dennis (Kim) Lerch of Pheonix, Arizona and Kathleen (Tim) Nintzel of Fond du Lac; four grandchildren, Peter (Holly), Beth, Andrea (Neal), and Dana (Derek); great-grandchildren, Hunter, Brayden, and Arabella; and his longtime friends, Stan Ericksen, Chuck and Mary Rhein, and David and Carol Luedtke . He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Leland was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Laura Lerch (nee Fischer) and his wife, Elaine.
Funeral service will take place on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Our Saviour, 363 S Main Street, Fond du Lac, 54935. The Rev. Jeff Blain will officiate and private burial will follow at Byron Cemetery.
Leland’s family will greet relatives and friends at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Fond du Lac Humane Society.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Leland’s arrangements.