116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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Gail was called home on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, to be with her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a loving, loyal, and faithful wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Stonebridge Church. Friends may visit with the family before the service at
10 a.m. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family.
Gail was born on Dec. 13, 1955, in Normal, Ill., the daughter of Elwood and Dorothy (Shipley) Breidenbach. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1974. On June 5, 1976, Gail married Jeff Leggett in Sioux Falls, S.D. Gail was proud to do in-home daycare while raising her four children. In 1993, she started with the Cedar Rapids Community School District, where she took great joy in influencing the education of hundreds of children's lives until her retirement in 2017. After retirement, she deeply enjoyed playing with and caring for her grandchildren, and spending more time with her family. She had a cherished positive attitude; her smile and infectious joy will always be what she is most remembered for.
Gail is survived by her loving husband, Jeff Leggett; her children, Amanda (Erik) Kohl of Grinnell, Adam Leggett of Cedar Rapids, Aaron (Lydia) Leggett of Canon City, Colo., and Abby (Joe) Woodward-Wallig of Grimes; four grandchildren, Sean and Mackenzie Kohl, Greyson and Easton Woodward-Wallig; her siblings, Larry Breidenbach (Tim Michelsen) of Sarasota, Fla., Vicky (Russ) Warner of Sioux City, Cindy (Mark) Martin of Sebastian, Fla., Lindy (Pat) Killean of Cedar Rapids and Carla (Greg) Warner of Madison, Ind.; father-in-law, Rev. John Leggett of Sun Praire, Wis., Christine Leggett of Essexville, Mich., Joe (Wendy) Leggett of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jerry (Patsy) Leggett of Tubac, Ariz., and Joyce (Dave) Grigg of Sun Prairie, Wis.; and 25 nieces and nephews.
Gail is preceded in death by her nephew, Nathan Breidenbach; sister-in-law, Suzanne Leggett; nephew, Andy Leggett; parents, Elwood and Dorothy Breidenbach; mother-in-law, Dottie Leggett; and brothers-in-law John Langford, Jim Leggett and John Leggett.
Memorials may be directed to West Willow Elementary (previously Coolidge) in Gail's name for books to add to their library.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.