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“To Edward's Beloved Family,We offer our condolences and want to share our feelings about Edward. He was a man that we not only loved but had the...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Everybody's friend, Eddie = great football player at Warren Central! I cheered for him 'way back then = I'll never forget it! He never missed a...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jeannie (Miller) Fredrickson - IN

“Mrs. Lechner and family,You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you in time of sorrow. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Anna Quinn Baun

“May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall softly on your fields And...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Liddy - Indianapolis, IN

“I started working at Indiana Members Credit Union in 2003 and I will never forget Edward Lechner. Everytime he seen me he called me Artesian because...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Sherry Sichting - Indianapolis, IN

“Gretchen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Although we have lost an amazing person, we have incredible memories that will stay...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Shallon Vandervort - Indianapolis, IN

“From all of us at McQ's Mr. Lechner will be missed. When he would come in for lunch it would brighten my day. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Boston - Indianapolis, IN

“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Marcy Faenzi - Indianapolis, IN

“When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. May the Lord give you comfort. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Wanamaker, IN

“Rest in peace. Your radiant personality and infectious smile will be missed by all that knew you. I will forever miss hearing you call out "Spike"...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Diana Jackson

“My deepest sympathy to Gretchen, Ed, Bill and family. In the 30 years I work for Edward, he was a man of his word. He could be rough at times, but...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Burkhardt - Greenwood, IN

“Ed was a patient of mine at Indiana Heart Physicians. I quickly feel in love with him and Gretchen and looked forward to our visits. Ed had a way...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Amanda Shepler - Indianapolis, IN

“Will always remember the good times we had together with Ed.,Gretchen, Sue and Joe Livingston and Luther and Jane Conn. Bill & Joan Kennedy ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“There was no one liked Ed Lechner. He'd fire you one day and hire you back the next. He will be dearly missed. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Ken Duggins - Indianapolis, IN

“Thank you for many years of friendship. Special memories of our trip through the Panama Canal. Praying for you Gretchen and thinking of how much...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Mike and Dana Miller - Brownsburg, IN

“Dear Gretchen, Eddie and Billy, Words cannot express the sorrow we feel with the passing of our very close and dear friend Ed. Our 44 years of...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Bob and Bonnie Martini - FL

“Miss you forever ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: bob&judi burch - indianapolis, IN

“Gretchen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Yeager - Indianapolis, IN

“Memories of a friendly classmate and occasional breakfast companion as we aged. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Tic Crofts and Linda (Jones) Crofts - IN

“With our deepest sympathy , We truly enjoyed his friendship and help through the past 27 years. Gene and Linda Marshall ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Lechner Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN

Edward H. Lechner of New Palestine, died January 9, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 75.

Edward graduated from Warren Central Class of 1955 and attended Indiana University studying accounting. He was a veteran of the US Marines. He was the former CEO of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) and was a member of the IMCU Board of Directors. Edward earned the respect and admiration of the IMCU employees, board of directors and the credit union membership over his 42 years of leadership. He had exceptional intellect and vision. The employees knew him as a man of outstanding distinction and compassion, who laid the path for IMCU to follow well into the future.

In his spare time, Edward enjoyed cruises in the winters with his wife of 55 years Gretchen. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Edward is survived by his loving wife Gretchen Lechner; sons Edward H. Lechner III and William R. Lechner (Courtney); grandchildren Chelsea, Sarah, and Maximilian Lechner; sister Marjorie Vaughn (Max) and sister-in-law Jo Mitchell.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 14 from 3 to 8 PM at Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park East, 10722 E Washington St, Indianapolis. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 15 at 11 AM at Flanner and Buchanan. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Food Pantry, 741 ½ S. State Road 9, Greenfield, IN 46140.

You are invited to go to the Guest Book page to pass along your personal message or tell a story.


-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan

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