Luke F. Sheets, 23, of Ephraim, Wisconsin, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 11, 2012. Luke and four friends from Oral Roberts University were on their way to a National Christian youth conference event when their plane went down in Kansas.
Luke was born on May 21, 1988, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Craig and Debra (Freid) Sheets. The family moved to Ephraim, Wisconsin in 1994. Luke was a home school graduate of 2007. He then took a gap year and was employed at Door County Cherryland Airport in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. On May 5, 2012, he graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a degree in Media with a concentration in advertising, and a minor in business. He was an avid, licensed commercial pilot, and was pursuing his love of flying with a career in aviation. Luke had a joy and passion for life and loved encouraging and helping people in any way he could. For those that knew Luke, words like spiritual, godly, intelligent, kind and humble only start to describe the kind of man he was.
He was a member of Door of Life Christian Church in Sister Bay.
Survivors include his parents, Craig and Debra Sheets of Ephraim; brother, Blake Sheets at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee and Ephraim; paternal grandmother, Helen Sheets of Sturgeon Bay; aunts and uncles, Carolyn Sheets of Duluth, MN, Deborah Smith of River Falls, WI, Mark (Debbi) Sheets of Cedarburg, Lucinda Sheets of Duluth, MN, Rebecca (Paul) Miller of Green Bay, Laurie Kendell Sheets of Sturgeon Bay, Kevin (Lori) Sheets of Sturgeon Bay, Jim (Marlys) Freid of Lonsdale, MN, Suzie (Dwayne) Dugan of Mankato, MN; and many cousins.
Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Louis and Evelyn (Studnicka) Freid; paternal grandfather, Dr. Weldon Sheets; uncle, Forest Sheets (1990).
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday (May 19, 2012) at United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Edward House pastor of Door of Life Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery.
There will be visitation from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday (May 18, 2012) at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Luke’s memory to Oral Roberts University - Attn: President's Office, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171 (Luke Sheets Memorial / Missions), or to Teen Mania Ministries (for online giving and address at www.teenmania.com).
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook and offer condolences on Luke's tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com
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