March 9, 1954 – February 15, 2019
Age 64 of Blaine has passed away of natural causes at age 64. Leslie was born in 1954 in Chicago. She completed her undergraduate studies and received a Master’s in Dietetics from the University of Minnesota and worked for the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department for most of her career. Leslie was an enthusiastic volunteer and helped hundreds of animals over the years at animal rescue organizations. In addition to animals, she also loved gardening, crafts, travel, and cooking. She was a die-hard Vikings fan and would never miss an opportunity to cheer them on. Leslie was preceded in death by her mother, Rhea Dodd and brother Barry Dodd. She is survived by her father, Fred Dodd, children, Lauren Dosal and Connor Cox, sisters Laura Rucinski and Rhea Dodd and brother Bruce Dodd. To honor her memory, donations may be made to The Wildcat Sanctuary, The Raptor Center, or Feline Rescue. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 20, 2019).