Harvey W. Leach, 85, of Ellendale, ND formerly of Forest Lake, MN was born March 8, 1925 in St. Paul, MN. He was the son of Joseph and Margaret (Rickers) Leach. Harvey was raised and educated in St. Paul. In 1941 he joined the United States Navy serving until 1945. Harvey attended college at the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1948. In 1951 Harvey was re-called to serve in the United States Navy until August 1952. April 19, 1952 Harvey married Rita M. Kinney at Church of the Nativity in St. Paul. Through the years, Harvey work for various employers in the St. Paul. He worked for the State of Minnesota when he retired in 1980. After retirement Harvey and Rita lived in several southwest towns and in August 2008 they moved into Ellendale, ND. On April 10, 2010, Harvey died at his home in Ellendale. Harvey was a member of St. Helena's Catholic Church, Ellendale and former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Forest Lake, MN. He was active in the Boy Scouts for many years which he enjoyed very much. Harvey is survived by his wife Rita Leach of Ellendale, ND; one son: Tom (Gayle) Leach of Ellendale; one daughter: Nancy Peretz of Ellendale, ND; three grandchildren: Benjamin Leach, Leah & Adam Peretz all of Ellendale. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin sister: Helen; one daughter: Helen, five brothers and one sister. Visitation is 6-8pm Thursday, April 15 with a memorial service at 7pm at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale with Father John F. Kizito officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. April 20 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Forest Lake, MN. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel.