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Edward Harry Leech Jr

01/10/1923 – 12/28/2021

Place of Death

Saint Louis Park


01/17/2022 (Burial)


Gar Sectin/Cannon & Statue
Section 8 Lot 384 Grave 86
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Leech, Edward Harry, Jr. Age 98, of New Hope passed away Dec. 28, 2021. Predeceased by his wife Audrey (Hagmann), his parents Edward "Harry" Sr. and Clara (Kimmons). Clara passed shortly after Edward was born and Harry remarried Martha Marschke who was the only mother Edward knew. Harry and Martha had two children Mildred Leech and Elizabeth (Davis) Leech, all have passed. Edward is survived by his 3 children Michael and Pam (Johnson), Jeffrey and Ginny (Lais), Georgia (Lallas) and Michael. Ed is also survi ved by his 7 grandchildren Bethany and Bradley Leech, Nathan, Jacob and Joshua Leech, Dylan and Lola Lallas.Edward was born 01/10/1923 in Enderlin, ND. He graduated from Enderlin High School in 1941 and in 1942 he attended The National School of Electronics at North Dakota Agricultural College (now North Dakota State University). In the summer of 1942 Ed worked for a Mr. H. May as a Radio Service Engineer (repaired electronic equipment) in Enderlin. On December 15, 1942 Ed started 36 months of active duty with the US Navy during WWII. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Atlanta, GA (12/15/1942 - Feb 1943) to train as a Flight Instructor. He became a Flight Instructor and was sent to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL (Feb. 1943 - May 1943) then the U.S. Naval Air Station in Minneapolis, MN (05/10/1943 - 07/17/1943). He went back to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL (08/09/1943 - Jan. 1944) where he completed his Flight Training 09 and on 12/10/1943 he became a commissioned officer in the US Navy (Lieutenant Junior Grade). Ed then went back to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Atlanta, GA (01/11/1944 - 02/16/1944) as an Instrument Flight Instructor. He continued as an Instr ument Flight Instructor at the U.S. Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, FL (02/23/1944 - 07/20/1945) and the U.S. Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, KS (07/21/1945 - 12/18/1945). Ed was honorably discharged December 15, 1945.

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