Randy G. Asher

Randy G. Asher, 64, of Leavenworth, died, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was born November 14, 1953, in Moberly, Mo., the son of Oren and Doris (Bohanon) Asher.

Randy G. Asher

On December 21, 1974,Randy married Patricia Hodge in Leavenworth, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Jeff (Liz) Asher of Leavenworth; a daughter, Megan (James) Asher-Vanek of Lansing, Kan.; parents, Ross and Doris Perkins of Lansing, Kan.; his mother-in-law, Ruth Hodge; four brothers, Danny (Darla) Asher, Owen Asher, Greg Asher and Gordon Asher; two sisters, Clella Rice and Misty Mae Asher; six grandchildren, Haylee Asher, Jaden Vanek, Jillian Vanek, Jason Slicker, Braksten Saim and Brooklyn Saim; and his dog, Nick, whom he loved and spoiled.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Oren Gordon Asher; his maternal grandparents, Howard J. and Maxine Bohanon; his paternal grandparents, Rozwell R. and Maggie Perkins Sr.; his father-in-law, Ret. Sgt. John T. Hodge; his friend who he took care of in many ways, James (Gomer) Hershley.

Randy owned and operated Main Street Auto Body and Tow Inc. since 1989.

He was a very fun, loving person. Randy had a passion for cars. He enjoyed building street rods, watching races at the tracks and on TV, and going to Lakeside every Friday night with his son. Randy was part of the original group that started Leavenworth Cruisers where he also served as President for the first two years. He attended many car shows with the street rods they built locally and statewide with his brother, brother-in-laws and friends.

Randy was devoted to his family. In his daughters’ words, “I lost my first love, but that love will never fade and he will forever be guiding me. He was the perfect DAD!”. His son Jeff lost his hero, best friend and mentor. There was not a day that he didn’t show how much he loved all of them, especially his grandchildren. He attended many sporting events, gymnastics events and school programs. It made him smile so big when they got new vehicles. He was incredibly proud of all of them. Randy also loved to take his family on vacations to Branson and on many cruises. Anywhere they wanted to go, he was ready and willing to go.

In June 2017, Randy retired and took the love of his life traveling through the state of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas, Missouri and to the lake to spend time with friends and family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the University of Kansas Hospital Neurology Unit.