Services celebrating the life of Luke Everett Lemke, age 19 of Clearwater, will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 21 at Faith Lutheran Church, 12449 Clementa Ave NW, Monticello. Luke died accidentally Thursday at his home. There will be visitation from 4-8:00 PM Sunday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again after 10:00 AM Monday at the church in Monticello. Faith Lutheran prayers will be at 7:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.Luke was born September 8, 1992 in Bagley to Mark and Wendy (Willberg) Lemke. He grew up in Clearwater and graduated from Monticello High School in 2011. Luke operated his own company, Lukes Computer Consulting. He was currently a freshman at St. Cloud State University. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.Luke is survived by his father, Mark Lemke, Rochester; his mother, Wendy Willberg-Lemke, Clearwater; his sisters, Taylor and Kelly Lemke, both of Clearwater; his honorary brother and friend, Cody Davis; his grandparents, Everett and Gladys Willberg, Bagley and Don and Donna Lemke, St. Cloud.
Schedule and Information
Visitation will be 4-8:00 PM Sunday, November 20. at the funeral home in St. Cloud And again after 10:00 AM Monday at the church
Visitation will be at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud
Lukes family had a tradition of keeping a Christmas Tree up year-round and decorating to match the holidays or special occasions. They are asking family and friends, who wish to do so, to bring an ornament that reminds them of Luke to be placed on this special tree at the Visitation, which was last decorated for Lukes graduation.
Dear Wendy and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Luke will be remembered for what a wonderful boy and young man he was. He is going to be so greatly missed by many. I wish I could be there to give you a hug; but please know that I am thinking about you. Love, Tami
sorry about your loss wendy an taylor. i never met your brother an son but i do remember hanging with you guys. an working at the pizza shop with taylor. keeping you guys in my prayers. Branden
Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family. We wish we could have seen more of him!
I am so glad to have met Luke and seen him happy. I know his path was extremely hard, and yet he still had an innocence and open-heartedness that was beautiful to see. As my father would say, he came from Love, and he’s returned to Love. We are all blessed that he was here.
To a nephew who had to struggle with more than any child should have to. I will always remember all the good “cousin” times that we shared as family when all of us were together. It was so fun to be home in Bagley when you blessed us with your early arrival. How fitting that the first grandchild was born in Bagley. I will never forget your inquiring mind, your curiousity and how even at a very early age, you were your own person. I remember watching you when you were nine months old and you came to visit baby Matt and us in Denver, I think four months in the short nine months we lived there! I have so many good memories in my heart. I wish I could have banished your pain and struggles. You tried your best and I have peace knowing you are at peace and in a much better place. We all love you and we will never forget you. Until we see you again, Love Aunt Gwen
I have known and loved Luke since I first met him when we moved in across the street. Luke and my son, Brandon, were in first grade. We had a lot of fun times and laughs through the years. Luke was such a loving, smart and caring guy. We know you are at peace and no longer in pain in the house of the lord. You will always be my “Lukey”. May your memory be eternal. Until we meet again I will miss you so. God Bless You Lukey! All my love!
We are with you in thought and prayer as you walk through this valley. Our prayers are with you as well as the prayers of our Bethel family. May God carry you through.
Taylor and Kelly~
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother! He was so blessed to have you as sisters! Know that there is not a day that goes by that he will not be with you! He is your guardian angel…remember the angel I gave you on the mission trip? Wear that everyday as a rememberance of the love God has for you and that Luke is walking hand in hand with God now. One day you will be reunited with him & God…what a day that will be. Always talk about the memories you have of Luke, that will help keep him alive in your heart! Know that you have been constantly on my mind and in my prayers! I am here if you need me!
Love & Blessings~
May God continue to hold you close as you walk through this valley. We and our Bethel family will keep you in our prayers.
We met but once and saw then that Luke was a great guy who had lots of potential. I thank God that after 30 years I was able to have Wendy & her kids meet up in California and spend the day together. No words can heal what the family is dealing with at this time. I pray for you to try to remember all the good memories you shared. They will be with you forever. God bless. Psalm 10:17
You have been a model of strength and compassion and professionalism all the years that I’ve known you. I am so sorry for your loss. Isn’t it amazing how pain and pleasure paradoxically interweave themselves through our life? I’m sure your future will bring you pleasure to match your pain. Much love. Dave
Dear Wendy and Family,
I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time. May your pain be lessened by the love of others and the passage of time.
Accept my sincere and deepest heart felt condolences – words are insufficient and inadequate. Our prayers are with you.
My greatest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very sad time.
No parent should have to bury her son. I can’t even imagine your sorrow. How wonderful the four of you were able to take that California adventure together this past summer. I hope that memory and so many others will sustain you in this time of sadness. You are in my prayers.
I was so sad to learn of Luke’s death. I have a clear memory of his smile and am privileged to have known him. I pray that joyous memories comfort you and your children at this difficult time. Harriet and I share the prayer for you that his memory be for a blessing…Dan and Harriet
My dear Wendy,
I am so saddened to hear of the sudden death of Luke. I wish you and your loved ones strength and comfort as you move through this very difficult time. I send you my prayers for healing.
I am so deeply sorry to hear about Luke’s death and your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. – George
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I know that this must be a difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are surrounded by much love and support to provide a sense of comfort and peace.
Please accept my sincerest wishes that you and your family find some measure of comfort in the love of friends and family during this most difficult time. May your good memories of your time with Luke forever be a blessing to you and your family. dsa
I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Wendy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that God’s peace and comfort will surround you in this most difficult of times – Dale.
To the whole Lemke family, I am so sorry for your loss. Luke was taken from this earth far too soon, and he will be sorely missed. Sleep peacefully, sweet boy.
Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Luke’s passing. I remember all of the times that Katie would come home from sleepovers with Taylor at your house, and tell us how Luke and Cody would tease the girls non-stop the whole time. Luke was such a special person, and I hope that the wonderful memories you have of him, will help you through the pain. Please know that we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time. God bless.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand.
Dearest Wendy and family
I send you my greatest simpathy and empathy at this time of ineffable loss. Wendy I am greatly sorry, from one mother to another, I send you love and support.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Hang on to those beautiful memories.
Dear Wendy, I am very sorry for what you and your family are going through, and hope that your memories and the caring and concern of people around you supports you in this painful time.
Thank you for all the supportive and kind thoughts and comments. It’s very much appreciated. Love you all.
Many condolences, Wendy. Thinking of you each and every day. Warm hugs to you, -Sandra
Dearest Wendy, I am only now signing into Facebook after being away and want to offer my deepest condolences on your loss of Luke that I have gleaned from this guest book. Whatever the circumstances surrounding his death, I share your profound sense of grief and pain as I was there four years ago with the loss of my Mary. It is a loss that I don’t think we ever ‘get over’, but rather learn to live with as we gradually come to honor the time we had with our children and the lessons they provided and continue to provide to our ever opening hearts. Know that I am with you in spirit as you traverse this terrain of grief, reminding you that you did everything you could over the years for your dearly beloved son. Apparently his time on earth is done and he has returned Home, freed of physical pain and bathed in Light, so bright it would hurt your eyes.
Rest in love, dear friend. I will try and reach you by phone.
I just learned of Luke’s death a few minutes ago. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so very sorry. You are all in my heart and my prayers with love.
I am very sorry about your the loss of your son, Luke. He seemed like a very vivacious person. It seems so unfair to lose someone so young with such potential. I will keep you in my prayers.