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Julia Dart Leitzke Obituary

Leitzke, Julia Dart Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Age 81 of St. Paul. Passed away on November 25, 2013. Preceded in death by parents John and Muriel Groff. Survived by husband of 53 years, Nowell Leitzke; son, David Leitzke; daughters, Susan Charlton (Arthur), Sara Quinn (Michael); grandchildren, John, Joshua, Carrie, Thomas; and countless friends. Julia was a graduate of Wayzata High School (1950) and Macalester College (1954). She received her Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Minnesota (1959). After teaching Elementary School in Portland OR, she served as a Librarian in various St. Paul Public Schools, retiring in 1993. Julia was an active member of St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, singing in the choir, serving on many boards, and participating in the Lucy Comings Circle of the church's Women's Fellowship. She also was a sister in PEO International, a member of Sierra Club OWLS, a volunteer at Joseph's Coat (St. Paul, MN) and loved to travel, journeying extensively through four continents. She was an ardent advocate for social justice issues and a supporter of many local arts organizations. Memorial Service to be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, (651) 646-7173. Memorials to the Friends of the St Paul Libraries, Joseph's Coat, and St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.
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Published online on December 1, 2013 courtesy of Star Tribune.

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