Doretta Leeb, age 69, of Cambridge died unexpectedly January 19, 2016 in Mission, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, FEBRUARY 13th at Spring Lake Lutheran Church, 8440 Erickson Rd NE, North Branch, with Pastor Mark Gruner officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Doretta Mae Leeb was born August 8th 1946 at home in rural Kanabec County to Fredrick and Viola (Olson) Martfeld. Doretta attended the first and second grade in Brook Park, MN. The family moved to Minneapolis in 1953 where she attended Hawthorne grade school, Franklin Junior High, and graduated from Vocational High School in 1964.
Doretta was united in marriage to Pete Leeb on May 7th 1966 at Ascension Church in North Minneapolis. In 1966 Pete was drafted into the Army. They lived in Colorado Springs, CO until 1968 returning home to Minneapolis. In 1970 they moved to Cambridge. It is here that Pete and Doretta raised their three children: Chris, Kellie, and Matthew. She was a homemaker but as the children grew older she worked outside the home cleaning local businesses and residences.
Doretta was a caring and loving wife, mother, and gramma. She was very active and independent woman. She enjoyed many different activities, from craft projects, quilting, crocheting, reading, to playing bingo. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, time at the lake, hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and traveling. She especially loved spending time with her family, friends, and her faithful companion, her dog, Chi-Chi. She volunteered at Family Pathways and at her church. Even in her passing, she believed in helping others by being an organ donor.
Doretta Leeb passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 19th 2016 in Mission, Texas at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 11 days. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Leeb; her parents, Fred and Viola Martfeld; her brother, Gene Martfeld; sister-in-law, Merle Martfeld, and brother-in-law, John Nowling.
Doretta is survived by her children Chris Leeb, Mora, MN, Kellie (Kenny)Felde, Stanchfield, MN, and Matthew (Buffy) Leeb, Grand Rapids, MN. Her grandchildren: Emily, Christian, and Zachariah Leeb. Kaitlyn (Ryan) Doberstein and Korbyn Felde. Wyatt and Aurora Leeb. Her siblings Lila (Jack) Wilson, Ardis Nowling, Dean (Shirley) Martfeld, Verla (Donald) Donat, Levi Martfeld, and Audrey (Brion) Klande. Numerous nieces and nephews and many other close relatives and friends.