LaWayne J. Leuning, age 76, of Jasper, MN, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Dells Area Health Center.
LaWayne John Leuning was born on February 25, 1936, to John and Judith (Johnson) Leuning. He grew up on the family farm north of Dell Rapids. He attended country school and then Jasper High School where graduated in 1954. He attended SDSU. He enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and then returned home to farm. On September 8, 1962, he married Audrey Van Daalen in Egan, SD. The couple made their home on a farm east of Dell Rapids. LaWayne continued to be active in farming until his health wouldn’t allow it.
He was a member of The Reformed Church, the Jasper American Legion Post and the Jasper Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, horses and horse back riding.
LaWayne is survived by his wife of 50 years: Audrey of Jasper, MN; one son: Dennis of Dell Rapids; two daughters: Marcia Leuning of Brookings and Denise (Noel) Matson of Huron; four grandchildren: Christa, Ashley, Tanner and Shelby; one brother: Lauren (Jackie) of Phoenix, AZ and one sister: Gwen (Gerald) Jaycox of Pipestone, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His funeral service was November 8 at the Reformed Church, Dell Rapids with Pastor Frank Boerema officiating. Interment in the Logan Reformed Cemetery, rural Dell Rapids with military rites provided by the Jasper American Legion Post.