Leigh F. Countryman August 7, 1929 - November 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Leigh Countryman announces his passing on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the age of 91. Leigh served in the Korean War and was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir Battle of 1950. Preceded in death by his wife, Sally; and brother Jerry. Leigh will be forever remembered by his children, Jill (Jeff), Tim (Rhonda) and Jeff (Nicole); grandchildren, Jamie, Kendall and Jeremiah; and sister, Sally (Bob) Roscoe; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Leigh and Sally were buried with Military Honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Sunfish Lake, MN or DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Guestbook and video tribute available at willwerscheid.com.


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    Carol VanOrnum says

    Leigh was a dear, sweet man. He was a member of our Twin Cities Civil War Round Table for many years. My sincere condolences to his family.

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    Peter Amish says

    Leigh and Sally, and Lynn and I met at St, Anne’s Episcopal church in the early 90’s when we moved to Inver Grove Heights. Leigh and I hit it off because we both are former Marines. Especially when we learned that he and I had served with the same unit, 2nd Btn. 7th Marines. Leigh in the early 1950’s in Korea. Me in the mid-1960’s in Vietnam.

    Leigh, myself, and a couple of others from St. Anne’s enjoyed swapping tall tales about our time in the service and solving the world’s problems over coffee and breakfast at the Capitol Diner once a month. In 2009 we lost track of Leigh and Sally when we moved back to Florida. However we still kept in touch with Christmas letters, and so in 2013 I extended an invitation for them to join Lynn and myself at one of my 2/7 Vietnam unit reunions held in Savannah. They accepted and had a grand time mingling with my mates, enjoying that historic city, and feeling the strength of the bond we who wore the uniform share.

    Semper Fi my friend, and God Speed

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