- Newswatch 12 learned Leanna Kossack passed away Monday afternoon.
Leanna was a Rhinelander teenager who was battling a rare form of cancer.
A fast-moving tumor had wrapped itself around her spine. Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns declared last Friday Leanna Kossack day.
Saturday, her family and friends held a benefit in downtown Rhinelander that she was able to be at.
Leanna passed away at 3:05 this afternoon. She was just 17 years old.
Story By: WJFW News Team