Leo Wayne Lehrkamp

Leo Wayne Lehrkamp, 83, passed away January 4, 2021 at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre, SD. Services were held on January 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harrold.

Leo was born in Sully County, November 15th, 1937 to Art and Bertha (Thorn) Lehrkamp, the third of seven children. He attended school in Harrold and received his high school diploma from the Ag School at South Dakota State. After graduation Leo worked for Johnson Construction (A-G-E Corporation Contractors) and started Lehrkamp Fencing and Seeding in 1979.

On August 19th, 1957 Leo married the love of his life, Janice Drury. To that union they celebrated 43 years of marriage which blessed them with nine children, 35 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren along with five great-great grandchildren. He was united in marriage in 2015 to Wendy Shay.

He was preceded in death by a son Rodney Lehrkamp, his parents (Art & Bertha Lehrkamp), sister (Marsha Lehrkamp), grandchildren (Beth Lehrkamp, Jamie Crawford, Courtney Gholson), great grandson (Bryson Powers) and three brother-in-laws (Marvin (Shirley) Keller, Richard (Gloria) French, Red (Bea) Westall).

He is survived by his wife Wendy Lehrkamp (Shay) Pierre, SD, Ex-wife Janice Lehrkamp, and his children and step children and families.

This commemoration has been edited to fit the space allowed. The full obituary is posted at onidawatchman.com