Leanne Tongen, age 50, of Princeton died September 11, 2021 at home. A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 18th at the old Spencer Brook Church, 6823 – 305th Lane NW in Princeton 55371.
Patricia Leanne Tongen was born to Judy and Bill Graham on August 18, 1971 at Grace Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Leanne grew up in Constance Bay, Ontario and attended Torbolton Public School for grades 1 thru 6, Gowling Middle School for grades 7 and 8 and Woodroof High School. Leanne Moved to the United States in 1994 moved to Lakeville Minnesota in 1996 and she had Married Jerry Tongen in 1999. Leanne and Jerry moved to Princeton, Minnesota in 2008 where she worked at the Loring Pasta Bar and Varsity Theatre as a book keeper in Minneapolis until 2016. In 2019 Leanne was diagnosed with tongue and throat cancer and fought it until she eventually succumbed to the disease.
Leanne is survived by 2 children, Salesse Tongen, Riely Tongen; and her husband, Jerry Tongen all from Princeton, MN; father, Bill Graham of Elliot Lake Ontario, Canada; mother, Judy Dare of Brockville Ontario, Canada.
She was preceded in death by her uncle, Peter Graham; her mother in law, Sharon Anderson; and her sister in law, Cherree Tongen.