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Casey D. Luedke, 21

Casey David Luedke, age 21, of Aberdeen, SD, formerly of Watertown and Lester Prairie, passed away suddenly 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. 

He was currently a junior at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.

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

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

Casey is 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 and uncles Lori (Russel) Schurmann, Brad (Pam) Luedke, Bill (Judy) Broll, Carol Ann (Tom) Dalbec, Jim Scott, Donnie Broll and special friend JoAnne, Colleen (John) Juetten, Sharon (Allen) Lindahl, Marleen (Fred) Geyen, Dan (Kathie) Broll, and David (Lori) Broll; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Fred Luedke and Reinert Will; grandfather Myron Broll; step grandmother Shirley Sterner; an aunt, Mary Kay Scott; and an uncle, James Broll.

Memorial services took place Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Tyler Luedke was the urn bearer.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, and continued Saturday morning, Jan. 5 from 9 to 11 am. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Honorary bearers were Ashley Wilk, Jerrod Wilk, Jordan Wakefield, Tanner Johnson, Drew Downhour, Todd Stein, and Phil Schmidt.

 The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.  Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.