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Casey David Luedke

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

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

Casey attended Lester Prairie Elementary School through the 2nd 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 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; many other family and friends.

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

Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minn., and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with Rev. Eric Nelson officiating.

Urn bearer will be Tyler Luedke.

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

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