Lawrence "Larry" A. Leuck, 79
Lawrence "Larry" A. Leuck, 79, of Lafayette and formerly of Boswell, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Central. He was born September 8, 1933, in Ambia, to the late Lawrence T and Barbara G. (Pitstick) Leuck. He was a 1952 graduate of Ambia High School. He married Patricia Clark, June 2, 1956, in Dunnington; she died March 2, 2001. He then married Bonnie Geswein October 27, 2007, in Dunnington; she survives. He served in the National Guard, as a Medical Technician, from December 1951 until retiring as a Sergeant 1st Class in February 1960.
He was self-employed most of his life. He had previously owned and operated Snelling Farm Service, Inc. until it closed on 1989; he then owned and operated Leuck's Service Center from 1988 to 1989. He went on to work for Jasper County Co-op in Boswell for 10 years, retiring in 1999. From 1970-2007 he helped Jim Shoemaker, with funerals, at the former Yuill-Shoemaker Funeral Home in Boswell. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had also worked for several years, as an EMT, for the Boswell Community Ambulance Service. He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching, gardening, John Deere tractors, his motorcycle, watching sports, particularly, Purdue, the Colts and the Cubs. He loved to bake his special apple pies.
He is survived by three daughters, Terri (Stuart) Jones, Danville, Va., Bonnie (Stephen) Sondgeroth, Fowler, Deborah (Lawrence Jeff) Johnson, Manila Philippines; two sons, Jeffrey (Kerry) Leuck, West Lafayette and Phillip (Beth) Leuck, Kokomo; three step-daughters, Bev (John) Goekler, Marshall, Ill., Brenda (Craig) Anderson, Zionsville, Becky (Ron) Nelson, Lebanon; step-son, Brian (Susie) Geswein, West Lafayette; 38 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Barbara G. Schmidt, Lafayette and Arlene Smith, Otterbein.
A brother, Donald Leuck, precedes him in death.
Visitation will be, Friday, March 22, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m., with Rosary at 5 p.m., at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dunnington, with Father Donald Gross officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dunnington. Memorial Contributions, may be made, to Benton County EMS Donation Fund or St. Mary's Catholic Church Dunnington.