Mark Leachman, Sr. Obituary

Mark C. Leachman, Sr.
Mark C. Leachman, Sr.
Mark C. Leachman, Sr.

January 30, 1931 - July 12, 2008
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Mark C. Leachman, Sr. 77, died suddenly at home on Saturday, July 12, 2008 of heart failure. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 23 at Iles Funeral Homes – Dunn's Chapel. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

Mark was born January 30, 1931 in Des Moines, where he had lived his entire life. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, attended the University of Iowa and served in the US Army, for two years. On May 14, 1955 he was united in marriage to JoAnn Sawyer in Des Moines. Mark worked for over 46 years in his family's business, Leachman Lumber Company. He retired as Chairman Emeritus nine years ago. He was a member of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Home Builder's Association, Iowa and North Western Lumberman's Association, Pioneer Club, Ducks Unlimited, Sigma Nu Fraternity and was a past president of Good Fellows.

Mark was an avid Gin Rummy Player and loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing golf. Mark and JoAnn also enjoyed spending time in Cancun, Mexico every year and at their second home in Hot Springs Village, AR.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. and Margaret Leachman; daughter, Andrea Leachman; sisters, Harriett Witters and Barbara Leachman and brother Robert Leachman, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, JoAnn of West Des Moines; son, Mark Leachman and grandson, Austin Leachman both of Des Moines; brother, John Leachman (Prudence) of Des Moines; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, in memory of Andrea Leachman, or a charity of donor's choice.

Mark was loved by his family and will be greatly missed.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
10:30 AM