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Betty Leach

April 15, 1932 — August 13, 2022

Detroit Lakes

Betty Jo Leach, 90, Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home with family at her side.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, August 20 at David-Donehower Funeral Home.  A time of gathering and memory sharing will be held from 11:00 until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Betty Jo Leach was born April 15, 1932 on the family farm near Ord, Nebraska to Joe and Lula (John) Veleba.  She moved with her family to North Loup, NE where she was raised and graduated from high school in 1949.  Betty Jo was united in marriage to Emitt Leach, June 1, 1964 in Grand Island, NE.  They moved to Detroit Lakes, MN that same year.  During her working life, Betty Jo worked for Lund’s Office Supply and, for many years at Ace Hardware where the guys would play Johnny Cash for her in the backroom.  She was very devoted to her husband Emitt and as his health declined, she visited him every day in the nursing home until his death in 2016.

Betty jo was a great bargain hunter and never missed a good garage sale or thrift store.  She loved going to the Casino and playing the nickel machines and enjoyed sewing and crafts.  Most of all she loved her Family and spending time with them.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter:  Bob Leach and Joe (Deb) Leach all of Detroit Lakes, Sharon Mattson of Moorhead, MN, 4 grandchildren: Amy (John) Hanawalt, Sarah (Chris Tyge) Leach, Michael Leach and Matthew Leach; a sister, Mary Lu Koll of Ord, NE.  She was preceded in death by her husband, and 1 brother, LaVern Veleba.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

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David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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