Larry Dean Leck, 74, of Holton, KS, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at The Pines in Holton. The family will greet friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington, KS. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Washington Cemetery. Larry was born September 28, 1946 in Marysville, KS, the son of H. Paul and Eva (Allerheiligen) Leck. He graduated from Washington High School earning the FFA State and American Farmer Degree. He had also lived in the Washington and Netawaka communities. Larry was a farmer and stockman, drove the school bus for Jackson Heights USD 335, worked for Noxious Weed in Washington County and also worked for BMB in Holton for many years. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka, KS. He set a World Drag Racing Record with American Hot Rod Association in August of 1969. Survivors include his children, Deanna McAllister (Joe) of Holton, KS, Kirk Leck of St. Joseph, MO, Kelly Devinney (Sonya) of Markel, TX and Jacob Devinney (Mehrnaz) of Pleasanton, CA; a sister, Rosalie Bernasek (Galen) of Washington, KS; a brother, John Leck (Mary) of Washington, KS; 7 grandchildren, Haley, Jenna, McKenzie, Skyler, Kody, Cyrus, Soraya, Heather, Bentley and Manuel. Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Eva Leck and a brother, Donald Leck. Memorials may be given to the Netawaka Immanuel Lutheran Church or Washington County FFA c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
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