Created August 27, 2018

In Memory

This eternal flame burns forever
in remembrance of Dorothy Matilda Leelman

Dorothy Matilda Leelman

August 11, 1922 - July 7, 2022

Dorothy Matilda Leelman, age 99, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

On August 11, 1922, Dorothy Matilda Leelman was born on a farm in

Abercrombie, North Dakota. As the oldest of nine children, she learned the

value of community and family that she carried with her throughout her life.

First as a Lieutenant in the United States Army during War World II where

she nursed injured GI's back to health. And then later as a mother to two, a

grandmother of three, and a great-grandmother to eight. Meeting her

husband at a USO dance in San Diego, Oscar Leelman, Dorothy and Oscar

lived all over the United States where she continued to dance her way

through life. With a sense of duty, she never stopped volunteering

for worthy causes.

Those that were lucky enough to know Dorothy, will forever remember her

for iron spine, bright smile in the face of hardship, and of course, her peanut

butter cookies. She was member of many organizations such as the

independent order of the Oddfellows, The Rebekahs, The Good Sam Club,

and many others. Frequently seen traveling with her husband and family in

their RV, Dorothy has the rare distinction of visiting all 50 states and was

never without an open invitation for those she cared for. She leaves behind

a legacy of kindness that was the example of a life well lived to those that

loved her most, including her little dogs that unfortunately liked to bite ankles.

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Though She's gone, She is not forgotten.
Though absent, She remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, She now rests.

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