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Lynn Leach

March 05, 2015

Funeral Service

March 13, 2015 11:00 A.M. with a visitation one hour prior

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Lynn Leach

March 05, 2015


Lynn Barbara Leach, 66, Fargo, formerly of Moorhead, MN and Hillsboro, ND passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Elim Care Center. She was born on May 25, 1948 to Daryl and Margaret (Wentworth) Adair. She grew up in Moorhead, attending St. Francis Elementary School and graduating from Shanley High School.

On August 22, 1970, Lynn married Patrick Leach in Moorhead, MN. The couple lived in East Grand Forks until 1984 when they moved to Moorhead, MN where they raised their two children. In 2003, the couple moved to Hillsboro, ND. Following Patrick’s passing in 2006, Lynn moved to Fargo and worked part time at the Village West Hornbacher’s.

Lynn worked in several departments at the VA Hospital in Fargo where she was employed for over 20 years until her retirement. Coworkers and family enjoyed the articles she wrote for the Elm Street Beat, the hospital newsletter.

Lynn was a very active woman who loved to walk and bike, always on the move and finding ways to stay busy.  Reading novels and writing stories were some of her favorite hobbies. She cherished the time she spent with her grandkids and enjoyed seeing Logan before and after he went to school.

She is survived by her son, John, Fargo; daughter, Alison (Robert) Webster of Moorhead, MN; brothers, Jim (Geri) Adair, Steve (Nancy) Adair; two grandchildren, Baily and Logan; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Patrick.


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13 responses to “Lynn Leach”

  1. Gary Klemisch says:

    The memory of your mother ( “Leprechaun Lady” to my daughters } brings numerous stories to mind. . I worked with her for quite a few years in a not so glamorous job… her unique sense of humor & (near) zero tolerance for BS made work a fun place to be.
    Gary K
    RIP Lynn , Say hello to Patrick for me.
    Hope you remembered your lunch 😉

  2. Nicole D says:

    My sympathy to all of you, Allison, Robert and your families. I’m so thankful I had the opportunity over the past year and a half to visit with your mom. She had a witty sense of humor. We shared a love of books and discussed many during our visits. May memories of her stay close to all of your hearts.

    Nicole D. (Hospice)

  3. Steve Cahill says:

    Lynn and I were classmates throughout elementary school at St. Francis de Sales, and Shanley High School. Although were were not close friends, I liked her and found her always pleasant and easy to talk to. She was born one day after me.

    My heartfelt condolences to her family.and friends.

    Steve Cahill

  4. Pat Danielson says:

    Ahhh Lynn my friend, I love your humor, compassion and your ability to speak your mind. I’m happy for all the time we shared. Thanks for staying in touch with me. I’ll miss you, but I can’t begrudge your leaving this earth. You worked hard to live long enough to finish your work. I believe you did that. Thanks for being you.

    Alison and Jack, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  5. Char Feldman says:

    If ever there was someone I worked with who had a bigger smile or more energy – I don’t know who it was! God Bless you, Lynn Leach.

  6. Jeanene Rudolph-Zebley says:

    Oh my quirky friend—what a gift you were to me! I will never forget the irrrevernt humor, the quickness of wit and the ability to remain at the top when life was so darn hard! I will miss you, my friend, but am looking forward to when we meet again.

  7. Candy Nelson says:

    Ali & Family,

    I always admired your Mom for her devoted hard work ethics. She always had a smile and made time to inquire how your day was going. A woman who was a bundle of energy-she talked as fast as she walked! The Good Lord is going to have his hands full!

    Deepest Sympathy but we know she is truly happy now with God and Patrick.

  8. Susan Jaroszewski says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Lynn was a real ball of energy. I enjoyed working with her and getting to know her at the VA. She was an excellent writer and we really enjoyed her articles. Rest in peace.

  9. Diane (Olson) Feigum says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about your Mom. I had the privalage to work with her at Hillsboro Med Center. Her brother-in-law is my cousins husband, Charlie.
    I pray that you all are surrounded by love and compassion.

  10. Claudia Sullivan Lima says:

    Lynn and I were childhood friends . We spent a lot of time playing with our dolls, sitting on a blanket in the grass reading books, and Lynn telling stories. As teenagers she lived in Moorhead I lived in Fargo we were
    fortunate to be able to occasionally spend time with each other. Lynn would always have a story to share.
    I never knew if these stories were real or her imagination. We both attend Shanley, I was two years ahead of
    her but we managed to visit occasionally. Our mothers were good friends so I always knew what Lynn was doing. Lynn was a good friend, great story teller, she will missed by many. RIP Lynn! Say hi to your parents.
    I am blessed you walked through my life.

  11. Kristi Rhen says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your mother Jack and Alison.
    I have appreciated her spirit and tireless advocacy! Peace to you and the rest of your family on her passing.

  12. Sharon Cossette Fowler says:

    Rest in Pease dear lady. An old school mate Sharon Cossette Fowler

  13. David Asleson says:

    Jim and Geri…my sympathies to you and your family. It has been decades since we were all teenagers in north Moorhead, hanging out at the Adair house…those were good days. I am sure that Lynn continued to be the special, kind, loving person that she was as a teen…good people never change. It was a shock to see her obituary in the Forum. My deepest sympathy.

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