Edith Frances Leckie
March 3, 1924 – November 30, 2020
Life is lived in the “dash” between Birth and Death. Edith lived her dash with a pioneer spirit.
Edith passed away at the age of 96 on Sunday night, November 30, 2020, with the light of Jesus on her face and the name of her Savior in prayer.
Edith was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attended school there until she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. There she met her husband Charles W. Leckie, marrying him on November 22, 1941. Together they had five children. That pioneering spirit brought the Leckies to Circle Pines in 1947, being among the original residents of the city, living on Sunset before the area was wired for electricity. The Leckies moved to Lino Lakes in 1963 and became early members of Galilee Baptist Church.
Edith loved her flower gardens, walking, and taking trips with her children. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything in this world.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, nine brothers and sisters, her daughter Jacqueline, her son Ron, son-in-law Dan, and granddaughter Savannah.
She is survived by her children, Charles (Rita) Leckie of Rosemount, Debra Crandall of Osage, MN, and David (Vicki) Leckie of Nevis, MN; grandchildren, Colleen, Todd, Lance (Patricia), Blaine, and Makayla; great-grandchildren Jordan, Joshua, and Haley Sue; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A private service was held at Fort Snelling on December 4, 2020.