January 24, 1935 - January 4, 2018


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM on Monday, January 8, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Leander B. Notch, 82, of Avon who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Sunday, January 7, 2018 and one hour prior to the services on Monday all at the church in Avon. Parish prayers will be prayed at 4PM on Sunday at the church in Avon. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Avon.

Leander was born January 24, 1935 in St. Joseph to Henry and Josephine (Forner) Notch. He married Kathleen Tadych on October 24, 1955 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Following their marriage, the couple farmed dairy cattle and later beef cattle. Eventually, Leander followed his true passion in carpentry and was self-employed. He constructed the family home 25 years ago using the trees from the land. Leander was an artist in the carpentry trade, creating home furnishings. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and living off the beautiful land God created. Leander taught his great grandchildren how to collect maple syrup. He was a woodsman, craftsman, Jack of all trades, but most importantly loving, tough, and disciplined. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Leander is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathleen of Avon; children, Gregory (Gloria) of Avon, Gloria (Jim) Pohlmann of Grey Eagle, Evelyn (Tim) Thompson of Nashwauk, Steven (Deb) of Eden Valley, Kenneth of St. Cloud, Darrel (Christy) of Paynesville, Yvonne (Joe) Walstrom of Litchfield, James of Paynesville, Tom of Albany, David (Kari) of Pillager, Anthony of Avon; siblings, Roseanne (Jerry) Genz of Detroit Lakes, Ronald (Flossy) of Verndale, Larry of Avon, Gerry (Sue) of Avon; 25 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Henry Jr. and Dolores Opatz.