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Barbara Lee Leas

August 28, 1939 — March 4, 2024

Crookston

Barbara Lee (Robertson) Leas, 84, of Crookston, MN passed away Monday evening, March 4, 2024, at her home in Summit Assisted Living in Crookston. 

Bobbie, as she was affectionately known, was born August 28, 1939, in Fertile, MN to Beatrice and Lester Robertson. She attended public school in Crookston, graduating from Central High School in 1958.

Bobbie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Milan Wayne Leas, on October 4, 1958. The couple made their home in Gentilly, MN where they took over the family hay business and raised their five children. After nearly two decades the family moved to Kirkland, WA in 1976. Bobbie loved her work as an Executive Assistant for many years in Kirkland. Milan was a self-employed diesel mechanic until his retirement. Following his retirement, he and Bobbie returned to Crookston. Milan passed away on September 5, 2020. Bobbie was devoted to her family. Her children and grandchildren were her world. 

In her short time at Summit, Bobbie made many friends. She loved playing cards, bingo, and all social activities. Her caretakers became like her family. 

Bobbie is survived by her 5 children: Jason (Kristy) Leas of Crookston, MN; Jon Leas of Yakima, WA; Jennifer (Troy) Ward of East Grand Forks, MN; Jarrett (Joan) Leas of Park River, ND; and Joe (Michele) Leas of Crookston, MN; many grandchildren and great-children; Brother, Kenny (Julie) Noesen of Lake Tapps, WA; Aunt, Clarice Seufert of Minneapolis, MN and Sister-in-Law, Jean (Hilaire) Prudhomme of Milwaukee, WI. 

She was preceded in death by husband Milan, twin sister, Beatrice (Billie), sister Bonnie, Mother and Stepfather, Beatrice and Joe Noesen, Parents-in-Law, Arden and Josephine Leas, grandson, Tristan Leas, and Daughter-in-Law, Debbie Leas. 

In accordance with Bobbie’s wishes a private family service will be held. Messages of condolence to the family may be offered on Barbara’s obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com. 

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