Leonard L. Kach, 86


July 19, 1930—Feb. 20, 2017
Rochester-  Leonard Leland Kach, age 86 of Rochester, Minn died of heart failure on Feb. 20, 2017 at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minn.
The Funeral Service for Leonard will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, officiated by Chaplain Heather Klason. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Saratoga, Iowa cemetery. 
Macken Funeral Home is handling arrangements, and online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
Leonard was born July 19, 1930 to Phillip and Esther (Hayes) Kach at Cresco, Iowa. He attended schools in Howard and Fillmore Counties. In his younger years, he grew up farming with horses and helping local neighbors out with baling and threshing. 
On Aug. 23, 1958, he married Lorraine Warnke at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at Davis Corners, Iowa. It was the last wedding at that church before they took it down. The couple moved to Rochester, where his wife was working at St. Marys Hospital. Right away, he went to work for Duane Sattre Landscaping. One of their first jobs was laying sod at the new courthouse on 2nd Street. 
In 1962 they moved back to Iowa to farm with his brother and father. In 1964 they returned to Rochester, where he worked for his brother-in-law, Don Friedrich, for over 26 years. They had an auction, and in 1990 he went to work for Anderson’s Formalwear for 15 years, retiring in 2005. 
Leonard enjoyed country music, watching Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune and wrestling. His pride and joy was to keep his lawn mowed and snow plowed with his John Deeres. 
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; one sister, Betty (Don) Friedrich of Rochester; and a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. 
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Esther Kach; an infant twin brother; a brother, LaVerne (Carol Jean); a sister, Regina “Jeannie” (Kenneth) Heide; and Jeannie’s twin brother, Roger. 

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