Norma L. Leaf, age 91, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Elim Home in Watertown.
She was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Minnetrista Township, Hennepin County, to Arthur and Lydia (Dressel) Bauer.
Norma was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown by Pastor Karl Rudolph.
She attended St. Peter’s Lutheran School for eight years, and graduated in 1943 from Mound High School.
After high school, Norma worked as a secretary for Gamble-Skogmo in Minneapolis, and after marriage, for Dr. Pogue in Watertown.
Norma was united in marriage to Emery J. Leaf Nov. 12, 1947, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. They moved from the country into the city of Watertown in 2004, where they were members at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Norma was also a member of the Watertown Red Hats and card club. She touched the hearts of many, and will be deeply missed.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Emery; son Perry; parents; and brother Roy Bauer.
She is survived by her children, JoAnn (Gerald) Bundrock, Jane (Bob) Skinner, Mark (Becky) Leaf, and Todd (Lori) Leaf; grandchildren Heather (Dean) Bartosch, Heidi Roskowiak, Michael (Katie) Bundrock, Michelle (Jim) Graff, Holly (Adam) Emmings, Chelsea (Travis) Farniok, Natalie (Eric) Sundby, Nathan Leaf, Beau Leaf, Quin Leaf, Jett Leaf, Cody Painschab, Brandon Leaf, Brooke Leaf, Ben Leaf, Brett Leaf, and Acsia Leaf; 19 great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place Friday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. There was a gathering of family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.