Shawn Leche

Obituary of Shawn Leche

Shawn Francis Leche died on June 22, 2017, in Calumet at age 64. He had served as director of the Portage Lake District Library from 2008 – 2015.

Prior to coming to Calumet, he consulted on library issues while living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1999 to 2007 he served as director of the Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad, Colorado.

Before changing careers he served as a recruiter of corporate executives in Dallas. His first job was running the corporate library for Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems in Dallas.

Shawn had a master’s degree in library science from Texas Women’s University, a masters in international business from the Ecole Superieure in Lyon, France, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

Shawn passionately believed in the value of public libraries and sought to enhance the prestige and popularity of each institution he served.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Leche; and sister, Monica Leche of Austin.

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The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have assisted the family with the arrangements.