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Amanda Leigh Leininger, 8

Amanda Leigh Leininger, 8, of Fargo, N.D., formerly of Bemidji, died Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008, at Innovis Hospital in Fargo.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. Visitation was held Friday at the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross South Cemetery in Fargo. Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo assisted the family with arrangements.

She was born Dec. 27, 1999, to Curtis and Cynthia (Petrowitz) Leininger in Bemidji. The family returned to the Fargo area in July 2000. She started kindergarten at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Fargo and was currently enrolled in the third grade.

She enjoyed being active outdoors and embraced all of life with her positive attitude and bubbly personality. She was an excellent swimmer. She also enjoyed spending time with friends, having sleepovers every weekend, playing piano, riding bike, participating in gymnastics and playing soccer and basketball.

She is survived by her parents, Curtis and Cynthia Leininger; her older sister, Jessica; younger sister, Abby, and twin younger brothers, Adam and Jordan; grandparents, Rita Petrowitz of Fingal, N.D., and Larry and Myrna Leininger of Binford, N.D.

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