Richard Leach, 73, of Roscoe, IL, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on May 3, 2023, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Rockford in 1949 to the late Edward and Ada Leach. In 1970, he married Cheryl Hansen, and together they raised three daughters.
Rick served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a longtime member of CityFirst Church. He was an avid Bears fan and loved muscle cars, especially all things Mopar. Listening to oldies and The Gaithers brought him joy. Rick was a hard worker, always busy with a project. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand and was always there for his family.
Rick is survived by his wife, Cheri; daughters, Christi (Ken) LaFontaine, Julie (John) Loven, and Amy (Chris) Seymour; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Logan, Maddi, Caitlin (Christian), Mackenzie, Allie, Luke, and Jack; two brothers, Ed and Tom (Mary) Leach; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Friday, May 12, 2023, in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory - Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL with a memorial visitation from 1:00 PM until the time of service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Mercyhealth Hospice and Mercyhealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center in Rockford. They are grateful for the excellent care received by Dr. Amy Malik at UW Health Madison.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to one of the following organizations:
Rock House Kids
1325 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Rockford Rescue Mission
715 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61102
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