John Adam Leachman, 94

Published 7:01 am Thursday, February 27, 2020

John Adam Leachman, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

John was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to Frank and Anna (Frank) Leachman. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart before being honorably discharged.

John Adam Leachman, 94

On Feb. 23, 1946, he married Lucille Margaret Sargent. John worked at Hormel as a supervisor and retired in 1982.

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Survivors include his wife, Lucille Leachman; children, Kim White and Kerry Leachman; grandchildren, Kandice Shaw (Bryce Bergene), Kourtney Shaw, Kea Shaw, Jordan White, Kelsie (Josh) Dahlen and Karson Smith; great-granddaughter, Kastiella Shaw; and special nephews, Barry (Donna) Waller and Bruce (Lisa) Waller.

Private services are being planned with interment in the Veterans State Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota. Condolences may be left online at