He was born on November 1, 1923 in Junction City, Kansas the son of Paul Carl and Marrietta (Barnes) Fechner. Leroy graduated from Alta Vista High School and began his lifelong career as a Farmer/Rancher. He loved taking care of the land that has been in the family for over 150 years. He was known as a progressive farmer and enjoyed raising high quality beef cattle there.
Leroy was a past president of the REA (Rural Electrification Administration) which he was a member for many years. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Louise Baker.
Survivors include his brother Karl Fechner and his wife Sally Jean of Palos Verdes Estates, California; many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas. Inurnment will follow in the Welcome Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.