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Leigh Ellis Harnit

Leigh Ellis Harnit, age 57 of Hopkins, formerly of Howard Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at Methodist Hospital.

Leigh was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Devils Lake, N.D. to Claude and Avonne Harnit.

He was a 1967 graduate of Howard Lake High School.

Leigh was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Avonne Harnit; a brother, Wayne Harnit; and a nephew, John Patrick Harnit.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Harnit, of Hopkins; sisters Gayle Miller of Fairbanks, Alaska; Lorna Harnit of Garland, Texas; and Heidi (Oscar) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Tracy (Ruth Ann) Harnit, of Winsted; and niece and nephews Monica Lemings and Nathan Harnit of Winsted; Ryan Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Nicholas Garcia, currently stationed in Iraq.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie.

Huber Funeral Homes of Eden Prairie served the family.

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