Horst Leonard Lechler, former Board member of the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation and president of NAPSLO member firm Anderson & Murison of Pasadena, Calif., passed away on Nov. 29 while on vacation in Boulder, Colo., according to the Insurance Journal.
Lechler started his insurance career with Houston Insurance and then for 37 years worked for Anderson & Murison as partner and later president. He served on the Board of the Foundation from 2000 to 2009 and was also actively involved in other industry and charitable organizations, serving as past president or director for the California Surplus Line Association, the American Association of Managing General Agents, the San Gabriel Chapter of CPCU, and the Pasadena Kiwanis Club.
Lechler was born in Wuppertal, Germany, on November 12, 1939 and came to the U.S. when he was 19. He served in the U.S. Army and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1967. Lechler is survived by his wife Ginny, and daughters Kristine Supple, Kathleen Hopper, son Mark Lechler, stepdaughter Robin Hooge, and four grandchildren.
A celebration of Lechler’s life will be held on Jan. 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Calif. A reception will follow at the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena. In-lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Huntington Hospital Ambulatory Care Unit 626.397.3241 or The Salvation Army 562.264.3679.