John William O'Grady
June 30, 1962 - June 9, 2017
Service to be held:
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017
John William O'Grady , 54, longtime resident of rural Meade county, died Friday June 9th at the Black Hills Care and Rehab Center in Rapid City SD. Visitation and Rosary service will be 5-7pm Tues evening June 13th at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 am, June 14th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with Fr. Timothy Castor and Fr. James Hoerter officiating. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius cemetery in Sturgis.
John was born in Deadwood SD June 30th, 1962, to William and Ella (Alexander) O'Grady. He went to high school at St. Martin's Academy, Rapid City, SD, and graduated in 1980. He was a longtime rancher until health concerns caused him to retire in 2012.
John was always a good neighbor; lived his Faith, and was a generous supporter of his church and community. He enjoyed bargain hunting and sharing his treasures. In later years the KBHB radio auction was a Saturday morning staple. John was also very active on a couple agricultural message boards and will be missed by online friends from across the United States. They recognized his wisdom, humor and passion for ranch life.
In later years it was harder for John to work but he still maintained the local cemetery and community hall grounds and that service gave him great pleasure.
John is pre-deceased by his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his sister Lucille, two aunts and two uncles and numerous generations of cousins. John loved his family and friends.
Pallbearers are Dale Heaton, Brad Austin, Lynn Tarrant, Greg Loen, Jim O'Dea and Wayne Mickelson. Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Austin, Robert Compton, Allen Waterland, Cory Cody, and Dwight Winn along with all family and friends
Memorial has been established to the Enning Ambulance Service and Fire Department.