August 25, 1944 ‐ October 31, 2019
Leigh was born in Superior, Wisconsin. Heat and humidity were not her friends. She loved the cold and frequently ice skated on the ponds on the west side of Minneapolis, Minnesota . She was an excellent pianist, having won multiple state level competitions in her youth. After graduating from Edina High School, she attended DePauw University in Indiana . She joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority (founded in 1837 at DePauw.) She graduated with a B. A. in Economics and did graduate work at the University of Minnesota. She married in 1968. She had celebrated her 50th anniversary this summer.
She spent her teaching career at Westlake High School. Over about 30 years she taught French, Economics and European History. She served as head of the foreign language department and was selected as teacher of the year.
Her calendar was never empty. As a member of College Club West, she served as treasurer of the Optimist investment club and took a turn as president. Socially, she was also a member of friends with descriptive names such as "ballet ladies”, "travel group," "foreign language”, the “Tuesday bridge group" and "shut-ins who drive " just to name a few. As a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church she visited mending members through the caring connections. She even had time for a little Sunday mahjong or to attend plays at Clague, Beck or downtown.
She was a good friend to all
Leigh Dunnick (nee Kannenberg), age 75, Beloved wife of 51 years to Jack . Dear mother of John (Sonya). Loving grandmother of Katelyn, Ian, and Ryan. Sister of the late Kirsten. Funeral Services to be held Wednesday November 6 at 12:30 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 28455 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Family and Friends may gather Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at JENKINS FUNERAL CHAPEL 2914 DOVER CENTER ROAD WESTLAKE. Memorial contributions may be made to a Charity of your Choice.