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Mrs. Leah Castillo  Ryznar

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“Dear Ryznar Family Im so sorry for your Loss ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: beverly dallman - norton shores, MI

“My sincere condolences to Leah's family, friends, and everyone who had the fortunate opportunity to have Leah in their lives. We became friends while...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Anne Dorsey - Plymouth, MN

“So sorry for your loss of your beautiful Leah. I took dance lessons with her for several years when we were younger. Thoughts and prayers to you all...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Heather Pederson - MN - friend

“So sorry for your loss. May God be at your sides during this difficult time ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Jim and Connie Panozzo - MI

“Sending my thoughts and prayers to Leah's family during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss. The world lost a beautiful soul! ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kelly Schmidt - Eagan, MN

“My thoughts and prayers to Leahs family and friends. She will be missed. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Cory Schmidt - Malaga Spain

“Dear JD, I am so sorry to hear of Leah's passing. I've prayed for Leah for the past several months and will continue praying for you and your...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Anglewicz - Solon, OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We love you and are praying for all of you. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Denny & Karen OToole - family

“We were saddened to hear that Leah has passed. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Ray Johansen - Shoreview, MN

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.My heart goes out to you all, especially Donna....my preschool student whom will always...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Ruiz - Glendale, CA

“Leah was a sweet, beautiful woman and I'll cherish the time I got to spend with her. She made me laugh. She will be your guardian angel now.All my...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Sarah Urbano - Norton Shores, MI

“From all of the Pacula family our prayers and condolences. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Butch Pacula - Twinlake, MI

“I have been thinking back to a lot of fun memories with Leah. Precious times at your family reunions, acolyting with her at Salem, youth group, and...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Bump - Eau Claire, WI

“So sorry for your loss! I remember Leah from Salem church and high school. She was always very sweet and kind. My heart goes out to you all. May God...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Ring (Schmidt) - Warren, OH

“So sorry for your loss! I remember Leah from Salem church and high school. She was always very sweet and kind. My heart goes out to you all. May God...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Ring (Schmidtl - Warren, OH

“I just heard she died. I can't believe she's gone...I wish there was something special I could say, to make it better, but there isn't. I'll be...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Heather Rasmussen - MN - family

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“She lived a full life in the short time she was given and gave life to 2 beautiful children who will be surrounded by the loving arms of grand...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Shelley Holland - Lowell, MI

“Im so very sorry to hear of Leahs passing. All of my best to her friends and family in this difficult time.Bob Hessler- Sibley class of 1993 ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Hessler - Farmington, MN


Leah Castillo Ryznar, 43, born on October 18, 1974, in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away May 12, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer. She resided in La Crescenta, California at the time of her passing. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she made many life-long friendships, Leah was a talented artist, who worked as a graphic designer for Minneapolis' City Pages, Chicago Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Variety and The Advocate before taking a break to focus on her children. She loved funk and soul, gossipy Rock n' Roll biographies, 80s sitcoms with great theme songs, and The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond. She moved to Los Angeles to get out of the cold and close to the ocean, and she found more great friends, love, and happiness. She's survived by husband JD, children Gary and Donna, mother Karen Castillo, father Dan Castillo, brother Mark Castillo (Julia), brother Matt Castillo (Laura), Grandfather Jerry Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.