In Loving Memory…

Melvin O. Leicher

Melvin Otto Leicher, 82, of Hughesville, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at his home.

He was born November 29, 1936, in Hughesville, son of Otto William and Clara (Kraft) Leicher.

On June 26, 1955, in Sedalia, he married Ruth Ann (Todd), who preceded him in death on May 4, 2017.

Melvin was a lifelong farmer. In his spare time, he enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with his buddies. Over the years, he and Ruth Ann enjoyed traveling and spending time with their friends. He loved his family, especially his grandkids. He took great pleasure in helping the grandkids grow and sell sweet corn each summer. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three children, Debbie Hoskins (Glen), of Hughesville, David Leicher (Sherry Lynne), of Nelson, and Daren Leicher (Lori), of Hughesville; twelve grandchildren, Jared, Justin, Jacob, Jessica, Jonathan, Jordan, MacKenzie, Krista, Guy, Sonya, Truman and Colt; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Hirst (Dean), of Florence, OR; and sister-in-law, Grace Leicher, of Sedalia.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Leicher; and a sister, Norma Jean Chapp.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Pastor Wesley Wingfield officiating.

Casket bearers will be grandchildren: Jared Hoskins, Justin Hoskins, Jacob Hoskins, Jordan Leicher, Truman Leicher, Colt Leicher and MacKenzie Leicher.

Honorary bearers will be Everett and Jan Blackburn, and Frances Runge.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Bethel United Methodist Church or Children’s Therapy Center.


  1. DeLores Janis

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and sympathy for the family!🙏

  2. Jeff & Michele Blankenship

    Our deepest condolences! Prayers for the family.

  3. Bridgett Matcum

    Such a GREAT guy! Sending prayers to the family.

  4. Melvin and Ruth Ann were berry good to me and my brothers thanks to the clothes they gave us as kids and the deer and other food that kept me going at grandma Todd’s .Ill miss them sure there in heaven .

  5. So sorry to hear of Mr. Leichers passing. Deepest condolences to the family.

  6. Michael Kabler

    So sorry to hear this. Melvin was always a great uncle. Gonna miss him allot.

  7. Sending many thoughts and prayers from our family to yours. Chris and Lynn Payne

  8. Peace be with all of you.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with the Leicher Family.

  10. Dear Leicher Family, Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers upon Melvin’s death. He was a one of a kind kinda guy and he and Ruth are probably having a little toddy. Memories last a lifetime and theirs will too. Sincerely, Pam McGrath

  11. Eric and Amy Wall

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  12. Thinking of you all.

    Sonny & Ellen Weathers
    Dawn Weathers Landis

  13. Honey & Gary Cornine

    Praying God will wrap his loving arms around your family and fill them with strength, comfort and peace.

  14. Debbie , I am so sorry. God Bless your family!!

  15. Michael & Windi Cornine

    We send our deepest sympathies. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Michael & Windi Cornine

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