Christopher M. Leighton-Brooder, Minneapolis, MN/Delavan, WI


  • 2008)

October 20, 1968 - April 27, 2008

Christopher Mark Leighton-Brooder, 39, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Delavan, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008, at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1968, in Fond du Lac, WI, the son of Louis and Bertha (Velvikis) Brooder. He married Susanne Leighton in July of 2005 in Minneapolis. He attended Winona State University for Photo-Journalism, and traveled the country winning many awards with his photography. He was an independent Creative Director and Web Designer in the Minneapolis areas.

He is survived by his wife, Susanne of St. Louis Park, MN; his father, Louis Brooder of Delavan; a sister, Tracy Kramer of Hubertus, WI; his mother and father-in-law, John and Susan Leighton of Minneapolis, MN; four nieces (Jennifer, Sabrina, Rachel and Elise); and three nephews (Jonathan, Isaac and Nathaniel). He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, at ST. ANDREWS CATHOLIC CHURCH in Delavan, with Fr. Brian Holbus officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at the CHURCH. Burial will be at the St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Delavan. MONROE FUNERAL HOME, Delavan, is assisting the family.

A separate memorial service will be held for Christopher in the Twin Cities. Details to follow at a later date.