John Leui

John J (Big John) Leui of Hot Springs died February 19, 2022 at Pine Hills Assisted Living Center. 

John was born December 3, 1931, to Fred and Luella Leui in New Rumley, Ohio. He married Marguerite (Peggy) Keeney on February 6, 1955, in Grand Rapids, Mich. They had just celebrated their 67th anniversary. 

John farmed outside of Martin, S.D. for over 50 years and had several hobbies-he learned to fly and then had several motorcycles. He loved to fish and won many trophies. 

He leaves to mourn his wife Peggy, five children: son Gary, Helena, Mont., daughter Connie Gray (Fred Woltz), Colorado Springs, Colo., daughter Karla (John) Kirk, Custer, son Kevin (Kathy) Leui, Rapid City, and daughter Karen (Scott) Loechler, St. Charles, Minn.; sister Bonnie Morris, Rapid City; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and countless friends he made. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, and one grandson. 

Graveside services will be held at a later date at Martin Community Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. 

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