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Published March 01, 2013, 12:00 AM

Leslie L. Martin

Leslie Laverne Martin was born May 11, 1923, on the family farm near Goodrich, ND, to Gustave and Mathilda (Kluck) Martin. Leslie was raised on the family farm and attended rural schools for his education. He quit school in order to help on the family farm, and then worked as an electrician in the area, having learned the trade at fifteen years of age.

Leslie was united in marriage to Leona K. Feickert on October 28, 1951, in Harvey, ND, and they continued to live and farm in the Goodrich area. They moved to Fargo, ND, in 1977. For ten years, Leslie and Leona enjoyed the winter months in Mission, TX. Leona died March 22, 2009, and Leslie continued to make his home in Fargo.

Leslie L. Martin

Leslie Laverne Martin was born May 11, 1923, on the family farm near Goodrich, ND, to Gustave and Mathilda (Kluck) Martin. Leslie was raised on the family farm and attended rural schools for his education. He quit school in order to help on the family farm, and then worked as an electrician in the area, having learned the trade at fifteen years of age.

Leslie was united in marriage to Leona K. Feickert on October 28, 1951, in Harvey, ND, and they continued to live and farm in the Goodrich area. They moved to Fargo, ND, in 1977. For ten years, Leslie and Leona enjoyed the winter months in Mission, TX. Leona died March 22, 2009, and Leslie continued to make his home in Fargo.

Leslie died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Elim Rehab and Care Center, Fargo, at eighty-nine years of age.

Leslie enjoyed sports of all kinds. He played baseball in his younger years and enjoyed the Minnesota Twins and attending FM Redhawks games with Leona. They frequented the Fargo Senior Center, where Leslie played many hands of pinochle. Leslie and Leona attended many auctions and assembled a large collection of antiques over the years.

Leslie is survived by his son, Kim, Bismarck, ND; and a nephew, Terry (Karen) Feickert, Goodrich.

In addition to his wife, Leslie was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruby and Donna; and a brother, Melvin.

Visitation for Leslie will be Monday, March 4, 2013, from 5 – 7 PM, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 1 PM, in Calvary United Methodist Church, Fargo.

Burial will be in Goodrich Cemetery, Goodrich.

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