Leanne Joy Rave, 39, of rural Black River Falls, passed away April 8, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on March 13, 1982 in Shawano, WI to Brian “Mouse” Rave and Martina LittleWolf.

Leanne grew up in the Twin Cities area where she attended high school. As a child, she was involved with fancy dance and later advanced to Ho-Chunk Appliqué. With a passion for cooking and culinary talents, she held a variety of jobs as a baker and chef. She also loved to make delicious food for her family.

Leanne also had a creative, artistic side. In addition to drawing, she loved interior decorating. Her eye for fashion was evident in her home décor as well as her attire, which always matched from head to toe. Above all, it was her four children that brought Leanne the most joy. She relocated to Black River Falls 10 years ago to be closer to family.

Leanne is survived by her children, TreVonna Faith Rave, Briana Francis Cruz, Antonia Maria Cruz, Anthony “TJ” Carlos Cruz Jr.; her mother Martina LittleWolf; her sister Lori (Virgil) Pettibone and special friend, Adam Decorah.

She was preceded in death by her father; brother Christopher LittleWolf; and grandparents, Duncan (Rhoda) Rave, and Martin (Annabelle Winneshiek) LittleWolf Sr.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the LittleWolf Homestead, N6639 Green Circle Road, Black River Falls, with Matthew Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Decorah Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Homestead on Saturday.

The Torgerson’s Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-284-4321. On-line condolences are available at www.torgersonfh.com.

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