Obit: Casey Luedke

Casey David Luedke, age 21, of Aberdeen, S.D., and formerly of Watertown & Lester Prairie, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

He was born in Waconia, the son of David A. Luedke and Cathy A. Broll.

Casey attended Lester Prairie Elementary School through the second grade.  He graduated from Watertown-Mayer High School in 2010.  Casey currently was a Junior at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.

Casey was employed at Fish, Game and Parks in Aberdeen.

He enjoyed waterfowl hunting, watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.

Survived by his parents: Cathy and Kevin Sterner of Watertown and David Luedke and special friend Tammy Mikesh of Park Rapids; brother: Tyler Luedke of Hawley; sister: Ashley (Jerrod) Wilk of Lakeville; great grandmothers: Gladys Luedke of Park Rapids and Helen Will of Belle Plaine; grandparents: Dennis (Shirley) Luedke of Park Rapids and Dolores Broll of Maple Lake; aunts & uncles: Lori (Russel) Schurmann, Brad (Pam) Luedke, Bill (Judy) Broll, Carol Ann (Tom) Dalbec, Jim Scott, Donnie Broll & special friend JoAnne, Colleen (John) Juetten, , Sharon (Allen) Lindahl, Marleen (Fred) Geyen, Dan (Kathie) Broll and David (Lori) Broll; many other family and friends.

Preceded in death by great grandfathers: Fred Luedke and Reinert Will, grandfather: Myron Broll, step grandmother: Shirley Sterner, an aunt: Mary Kay Scott and an uncle: James Broll.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, from 4-8 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning, Jan. 5, from 9-11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie.

Memorial Services for Casey Luedke will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Reverend Eric Nelson will officiate.

Urn Bearer will be Tyler Luedke.

Honorary Bearers will be: Ashley Wilk, Jerrod Wilk, Jordan Wakefield, Tanner Johnson, Drew Downhour, Todd Stein and Phil Schmidt

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made to