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Julie Leek 02/14/2019

Julie Leek 02/14/2019

Julie A. Leek, age 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at her home in Hudson, Wisconsin. She was born April 17, 1955, in Olivia, Minnesota to Donald & Dolores Haubrich. She was a 1973 graduate of Danube High School and knew she was destined for great things. She married Roy Leek on January 24, 1981, in Plymouth, Minnesota. Together they co-owned and operated a fine jewelry store with her beloved Roy, for 38 years. She provided years of exceptional service to the young and old with her unique sense of knowing how to connect with her customers and friends.
Julie truly treasured life to the fullest through simple pleasures; calling family, chatting with customers, spending time with her nephews, and her most loved hobby—fishing. Julie had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way and will be forever remembered for her smile, charm, and positive attitude.
She is survived by her husband, Roy; parents, Donald & Dolores Haubrich; siblings, Michael & Suzie Haubrich, Timothy Haubrich, Mark & Jane Haubrich-Bearss, Jeff & Jill Haubrich-Widness, Richard & Joan Haubrich-Higgins, Charlie & Joyce Haubrich-Potter, Jennifer Haubrich; brother-in-law, Joseph & Bonnie Moudry; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Julie touched were invited to a visitation on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4-7 pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church (1500 Vine St.) in Hudson, WI for a time to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Aloysius Catholic Church (302 S 10th St.) in Olivia, MN. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery or the Carmelite Monastery in Hudson. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Bob and Jan Vickney Posted February 16, 2019 4:12 am

    Our sincere sympathy to Roy and Julie’s family. We feel honored to have known her and always admired her spirited personality. We will miss seeing her head down to the lake to go fishing and enjoying her happy place. Hugs to you, Roy.

  • Wayne and Geri Manlove. Posted February 19, 2019 6:37 pm

    Just received notification of Julie’s passing. We are so sorry to hear about this Roy. We really enjoyed dealing with you and Julie over the years at your store. She will surely be missed.

  • Teren (Minkel) Novotny Posted February 20, 2019 12:57 am

    My sympathy to all of Julie’s family.

  • Randy and Anita Iten Posted February 20, 2019 3:24 pm

    Roy , We are sorry to hear of Julies passing . We enjoyed all the years of knowing you both and doing business with you . Thinking of you at this difficult time .

  • Pat Serbus Posted February 20, 2019 3:39 pm

    Great lady my thoughts and prayers to Roy and all Juli’s family.
    Wonderfull babysitter many years ago your old nienabor from the farm.Rest in peace

  • The Purple Tree family Posted February 20, 2019 10:49 pm

    Our sympathy to Julie’s family and, especially, to Roy for the death of a great downtown business partner. The high regard in which she was held was a model for us all and a gift to our community.

  • Kathy(Serbus)Johns Posted February 21, 2019 2:36 am

    Julie used to babysit me when I was younger seen her a few times since she will be missed.

  • Kent Christensen Posted February 21, 2019 7:23 pm

    Roy—I had heard yesterday that there was a big sale at your store and I thought ahh..retirement at last. I stopped in to have our rings cleaned and checked one last time… This is when I found out about Julie.. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and your loss. Prayers for comfort and Hope for strength thru friends and family. She was a joy and will be missed greatly.

  • Kathie (Brouwer ) Boehm Posted February 21, 2019 7:27 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Julie’s family and friends

  • Lenore Jacobson Posted February 22, 2019 3:17 pm

    I met Julie 16 years ago, and our business relationship soon became a wonderful friendship. I am going to miss the many talks we had. Roy I know you have many fond memories as I do, I will miss that very special lady. She is watching over all of us!
    She is at peace and Roy she will always be there to help you along. Just look up and smile and there she will be with that wonderful smile of hers to quietly comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    Please know as Julia will be, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Love, Frank and Candy Posted May 28, 2019 10:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about Julie!! She will be missed !

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