Amanda Leigh Leininger, age 8, of Fargo, died on December 10, 2008 at Innovis Hospital.
Amanda was born on December 27, 1999 in Bemidji, MN to Curtis and Cynthia (Petrowitz) Leininger. The family returned to the area in July of 2000. Amanda started kindergarten at Holy Spirit Catholic School, Fargo, ND 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. Amanda was known for wearing her swimsuit every day in the summer and was an excellent swimmer. She also enjoyed spending time with friends, having sleepovers every weekend, playing piano, riding bike, gymnastics, and playing soccer and basketball. Amanda could be found selling lemonade and pop in front of her home on a hot summer day. She had an infectious smile that made a lasting impression on everyone she met.
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, Fingal, ND, Larry and Myrna Leininger, Binford, ND.
Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 12, 2008 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, ND with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm.
The Funeral will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, ND.
Burial will be at Holy Cross South Cemetery, Fargo, ND.