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Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Lucas G. Franklin "Luke"

April 25, 1983November 5, 2019
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Lucas George Franklin“Luke”, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 36. Beloved son of Cathy (Carl) Molkenbur (nee Albietz) and Joseph Franklin (Melissa Sizemore); loving brother of Joseph Jr. (Daisy) Franklin, Natalie Franklin, Hannah Molkenbur (fiancé Danton Creek), Haley Molkenbur, Lucy Molkenbur and Marissa Franklin; dear grandson of the late Robert & Gertrude Franklin (nee Bufalo) and the late George & Shirley Albietz; special uncle of Austin Franklin, Cecelia Franklin, Tessa Franklin, Gia Franklin and Thomas Piotrowski IV; dearest godson of Greta and Gary Franklin; Luke was a musician who wrote his own music, was an avid guitar player, he loved soccer and baseball and will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him. He was proud of his job at Vitale’s Bakery and loved his time there.

“There are no words to explain the sadness we all feel over the loss of Luke. Our hearts hurt for him and all of you. We have been blessed to have a cousin with such a huge, gentle, kind heart... Always thinking and asking about others. Never, ever heard a complaint or negative word from him. A true gentleman. Love and memories can never be stolen. May they give you strength and help guide you through this painful sorrow. We love Luke and all of you. He will always live on in our hearts.” These words were written by Luke’s oldest cousin, Shelley, which express the feelings of all his cousins, family and friends.

SERVICES: Funeral Mass Monday, November 11th, 10:00 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave. at Marconi. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, November 10th 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa St. If desired, donations in Luke’s name may be made to Places for People, 4130 Lindell Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63108.

  • FAMILY

  • Cathy (Carl) Molkenbur, Mother
  • Joseph (Melissa Sizemore) Franklin, Father
  • Joseph Jr. (Daisy) Franklin, Brother
  • Natalie Franklin, Sister
  • Hannah(fiancé Danton Creek) Molkenbur, Sister
  • Haley Molkenbur, Sister
  • Lucy Molkenbur, Sister
  • Marissa Franklin, Sister
  • Robert and Gertrude Franklin, Grandparents (deceased)
  • George and Shirley Albietz, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Austin Franklin, Nephew
  • Cecelia Franklin, Niece
  • Tessa Franklin, Niece
  • Gia Franklin, Niece
  • Thomas Piotrowski IV, Nephew
  • Greta and Gary Franklin, God Parents
  • Our dear nephew ,cousin, and friend to many.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, November 11, 2019

Memories

Lucas G. Franklin "Luke"

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Natalie Franklin

November 13, 2019

Luke , I cannot believe that this is happened. I’m sure you would say the same if it was me. I’m so sorry brother. I love you so much. I will always, always love & miss you dearly Luke . I can’t think of one memory out of million memories that we have shared that is more special than the other. We did everything together. Oh Luke Im praying that your soul is at peace. I’m going to pray for mom and dad every single day for the rest of their lives, losing you Luke is the hardest thing we have ever endured .Cecelia & Thomas will always know who their uncle Luke is . I will always make them feel close to you . We will never be the same without You . You are the kindest, sweetest soul ever . I can understand why God would want you, but I don’t understand why God took you so soon.you had so much more to do & we wanted you longer . I love you Lucas and I will always always always miss you . rest in peace Luke. hopefully one day I can be with you again, Love your sister Natalie

Mimi Fowler

November 11, 2019

Lost of a family member is hard enough but when losing a child it seems to take part of your heart/ no words seems to help but try to remember a child was only a precious gift from god only to be returned after the joy they gave us / may god be with us all

Cecelia Franklin

November 8, 2019

Uncle Luke loved everyone. Every time I would go visit him at his apartment I would bring him a coloring sheet to hang on his fridge. He used play me his guitar and I loved it. I used to have a little princess guitar and the strings broke and he restrung it himself for me. We all loved him very much and I don’t think any of us will ever get over the fact that he’s not here.

Meg Reask

November 8, 2019

Kathy, Carl and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a sweet soul heaven has gained. May God give your family strength and peace!

Cooki Kaucher- Burgdorf

November 8, 2019

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire Franklin family.
May the Holy Father help you through this horribly tragic time.
Amen

Vanessa Herren

November 7, 2019

Joe and Cathy you are being prayed over. May the memories of your son outshine the darkness.

Matt Branam

November 7, 2019

Joe Franklin we are thinking and praying for you and your family. Love Matt Branam and family

Jeannie Rademacher (Jones)

November 7, 2019

Lived next door to the family in Spanish Lake. Cared for Haley and Hannah for a short while. My deepest sympathy to all.

Biography

Lucas George Franklin“Luke”, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 36. Beloved son of Cathy (Carl) Molkenbur (nee Albietz) and Joseph Franklin (Melissa Sizemore); loving brother of Joseph Jr. (Daisy) Franklin, Natalie Franklin, Hannah Molkenbur (fiancé Danton Creek), Haley Molkenbur, Lucy Molkenbur and Marissa Franklin; dear grandson of the late Robert & Gertrude Franklin (nee Bufalo) and the late George & Shirley Albietz; special uncle of Austin Franklin, Cecelia Franklin, Tessa Franklin, Gia Franklin and Thomas Piotrowski IV; dearest godson of Greta and Gary Franklin; nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Luke was a musician who wrote his own music, was an avid guitar player, he loved soccer and baseball and will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him. He was proud of his job at Vitale’s Bakery and loved his time there.

“There are no words to explain the sadness we all feel over the loss of Luke. Our hearts hurt for him and all of you. We have been blessed to have a cousin with such a huge, gentle, kind heart... Always thinking and asking about others. Never, ever heard a complaint or negative word from him. A true gentleman. Love and memories can never be stolen. May they give you strength and help guide you through this painful sorrow. We love Luke and all of you. He will always live on in our hearts.” These words were written by Luke’s oldest cousin, Shelley, which express the feelings of all his cousins, family and friends.

SERVICES: Funeral Mass Monday, November 11th, 10:00 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave. at Marconi. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, November 10th 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa St. If desired, donations in Luke’s name may be made to Places for People, 4130 Lindell Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63108.