OBITUARY

Luke Emerson Baumgartner

May 18, 1989March 30, 2021
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On Thursday, May 18th 1989, a beautiful blue eyed baby boy was gifted by God to his parents, Mark and Paula Baumgartner. Luke Emerson Baumgartner can only be described as an explosion of life and love, a culmination of excitement and hilarity, compassion and recklessness.

Known by those who loved him as Lackey, Lack Log, Luger, Luke the Duke, he gave such charisma and energy to each of those names. The second oldest of 4 siblings possessing a personality that was larger than any room he may have been standing in. Bear hugging, shoulder rubbing, greens making, one liner delivering Luke, complete with the sharpest tongue and the quickest wit.

Luke was able to keep his parents on their toes throughout his school tenure with minimal effort. From pre-school to high-school he cartwheeled through each school day, tongue tying teachers and school nurses alike. Luke could outsmart anyone, at any age, in a manner that was difficult not to appreciate.

Luke catapulted into adulthood doubling down on his dynamic energy, maxing out the limits each day had to offer. He shared a special bond with each of his brothers and sisters, Jake, Mark, Elly, Aimee and Martha, making time for them often. He loved his nieces and nephews Ellyonna, Addison, Rowan and Levi with his whole heart and they adored their “Fun”cle Luke. He valued relationships with his many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and grandparents. He was a close friend to so many, always there in a pinch with a joke and a shoulder. He built a family circle that stretched beyond bloodlines and these relationships were very special to Luke.

Our Luke possessed a hunger, an unquenchable thirst for more, more love, more living, more celebration, more than the world could ever offer.

On Tuesday, March 30th 2021, a beautiful blue eyed man was gifted back to heaven. We will forever cherish the many sweet memories, the precious pieces of Luke that remain with us here on this Earth. Luke will live on safely in our hearts, until the time comes when we may embrace him once again.

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Stephen Sexton

April 8, 2021

May Luke’s soul Rest In Eternal Peace

Aimee Baumgartner

April 7, 2021

Luke I have so many memories. I remember you staying up late on school nights, belly laughing so hard at Frazier. I remember you on the riding lawn mower driving up and down the road feeling so cool, wanting to be noticed. We would look out the bow bay window, see you cruising and Elly climbing the light pole and laugh so hard. So many days and nights, chats and meals gathered around the dining room table peering out that window. Alot of arguments, singing, homework, improv, gossip and laughter centered around that table. I loved pulling up and knowing who was at the house because they would be hanging at the table, seen through the window like a giant TV screen. Dysfunctional? Perhaps, but full of love, so much love, like the best reality TV ever. So many times seeing you pull up through that window and watching you stroll with all your Lukeness into the house. It's a strange feeling peering out the window into a world you aren't in. It's an empty feeling knowing that the next chapter of your life won't be viewable on either side of that glass. Same window, different world. You've been the topic, at the table through the window countless times but not like this time. Speaking your memories out loud and planning your end of life celebration in front of the same bow bay window. Searching the glass for an apparition of your face.

Who will I chat with at 2am when I'm checking Addie's sugar? Who can relate and critique the weird crap I like to watch on TV? Who will get me the way you do? Nobody, nobody else. I see you everywhere in my house. Clothes you left here, face creams you recently gave me, the Pinnacle Whipped in my fridge we bought together but never drank just days ago. The early mornings when it's still dark, feel the lonliest, although my house is full of people that I love so much. I can't believe we aren't going to be able to do life with you anymore. Until we meet again I will be missing you, mourning you, still waiting to see your face in the glass.

Angel Quackenbush

April 6, 2021

On our way to cracker barrel in chesterfield virginia for our long morning shift you will forever be missed by so many I miss and love you aka your quack d a

Porscha Mack

April 6, 2021

The energy of our relationship was shown in this picture... We've been friends since we were children..good, bad, or ugly, we were friends for life. I will miss his presence in my life

Connie Davidson

April 6, 2021

Mark and paula may god wrap his arms around you and all the family and give you peace that only god can love and prayers

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