Charles Leach, 69

Charles H. "Chuck" Leach, 69, Wabash, died at 1:58 p.m., Friday, May 9, at Bickford Cottage, Wabash. He was born Sept. 14, 1944 in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich. to Howard R. and Nettie M. (Lewis) Leach.

Chuck was a 1962 graduate of Pickford High School in Pickford, Mich., a 1966 graduate of Taylor University in Upland, and received his Masters from Saint Francis, Fort Wayne in 1969. He married Elaine K. Renbarger in Jalapa, on Aug. 22, 1971.  Chuck taught math at Wabash High School for 34 years, retiring in 2001. He was a 40-year member of the First United Methodist Church in Wabash. He was also a member of the National Education Association, and the Indiana State Teachers Association. Chuck loved deer hunting, camping, reading, and going to tractor pulls.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine K Leach, Wabash; two children, Joel A. (Kassie) Leach, Converse, and Carrie E Leach, Wabash; seven grandchildren, Sierra M. Monroe, Chelsea N. Carver, and Ray Carver, all of Wabash, Dalian J. Leach, Gavin Ancil, Lydia Ancil, and Thaddeus Leach, all of Converse, and his brother, Rev. Melvin L. (Judy) Leach, Frasier, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at First United Methodist Church, 110 North Cass Street, Wabash with Rev. Melvin Leach, Rev. John Cook, and Rev. Paul Burris officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Chuck may be signed at

Posted on 2014 May 12