ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Michael Leaf, of Cambridge, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester. He was 57 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.
VISITATION & REVIEWAL will be held from 3:00-6:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Michael Dennis Leaf, of Cambridge, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota following a battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was 57 years young.
Mike was born on January 5, 1961 at the Braham hospital to Dennis and Carol (Codden) Leaf. Mike had one sister and four brothers. He attended Braham Area High School and graduated in 1979. While in school, Mike met Betty Johnson. They were married in 1981 and later divorced. Mike raised their three children.
Mike spent his entire career with Lindquist & Leaf Construction (which later became Leaf Construction) working as a Heavy Equipment Operator. After 35+ years, he retired in March of 2018. Over the course of his career he worked all around the state; digging countless basements, grading the roads, assisting MN DOT, and working around the clock plowing snow. Work was something he took great pride in and was second-to-none when it came to quality.
Mike spent his time outdoors and was an avid fisherman and has an impressive trophy wall of deer mounts that any outdoorsman would envy, including a Minnesota Record in 1987. He and his closest friends took annual fishing trips, spent time four wheeling, and made countless memories that are best-kept between them. In his spare time, Mike could be found tinkering in the garage, digging in the garden or working on his lawn. When he finally upgraded his flip phone, he managed to figure out how to play free slot machine games which kept him amused along with the weather app. He greatly loved his children and grandchildren, and Sunday’s were especially important to him as they came together to visit and enjoy dinner as a family.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents; John and Hulda Leaf, Howard “Hut” and Edna “Coke” Codden, and one sister Denise Marie.
Mike is survived by his parents Dennis and Carol Leaf; sister Lori (Jon) Swanson; brothers, Bosco, David, Jimmy, and Dougie; son Nicholas (Katrina) Leaf; daughters, Sarah (Dylan) Metz and Megan (Nick) Sundeen; grandchildren, Taylor, Jaiden, Trinity, Christian, Adam, Deegan, Adalyn; and many other nephews, relatives and friends.