August 20, 1959 - December 9, 2016


A private family burial will take place in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls for Rachelle L. Leigh, age 57, of St. Cloud who passed away peacefully December 9, 2016 at her home in St. Cloud. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Rachelle was born August 20, 1959 in Hibbing, MN to William and Iris (Manninen) Kantos. She was united in marriage to James Leigh on January 2, 1997 in St. Cloud. Rachelle worked as an Esteé Lauder Consultant at Herberger’s in St. Cloud for over 10 years. She walked strongly in the support of her faith. Rachelle loved her yearly trips to Mexico with her husband by her side walking on the beach hand in hand. She also enjoyed the comfort of her own home, and always appreciated phone calls from family. Rachelle had a youthful innocence, big personality, and liked to share her opinion. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Rachelle is survived by her siblings, Lynn Wiitala of Hibbing, Bill (Kathy) Kantos of Apple Valley, Julie Kantos-Osterman of Park Rapids; nieces and nephews, Johnny, Stephanie, Kelly, Kimberly, Christopher, Steven; great nieces and nephews, Lochan, Felix, Mason, and Eden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Grandma Mary; and Grandpa Eino. Rachelle always looked forward to the day that she would be reunited with her husband Jim.