In Memory of

Bernard

James

"Barney"

Leach

Obituary for Bernard James "Barney" Leach

Leach, Bernard J. age 90 of Chanhassen, passed away Wednesday, July 31st. Loving husband for 70 years to Helen Leach, whom he met at Leach's Resort when they were children. Father to Greg (Gale), Tim, and Bruce. Barney was preceded in death by his son, Curtis. He had 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Upon graduation from Dunwoody, Barney spent his 37 year career as a lineman with NSP, where he retired as a Supervisor. Barney was dedicated to giving back to the community, volunteering at Excelsior United Methodist Church, and was Grand Master twice during his 72 year membership with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. An avid sportsman, Barney helped develop the Firearms Safety Program in the 1950's. He will be fondly remembered by friends and family for his generosity of spirit, affable nature, and silly humor. We are all better people for having had Barney in our lives. A Memorial Service and Luncheon will be held at Excelsior United Methodist Church on Monday, August 12th at 11 with a visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be given to the IOOF Camp Fahocha Scholarship