Luke E. Wedl

  • Born: November 8, 1958
  • Died: July 1, 2021
  • Location: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Luke E. "Luke Duke" Wedl, 62, of Sault Sainte Marie, died July 1, 2021. Luke was born November 8, 1958 in Battle Creek to James and Laura (Gothard) Wedl. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1980. Luke did asbestos removal and lead abatement for about 20 years through both Detroit and Michigan Laborer's Unions, as well as several private companies. At times he was able to work with his cousin, Milton Fields, whom he was very close with.

Luke loved spending time with friends and family. He also enjoyed nature, hiking, camping and watching NASCAR.

Luke is survived by his mother, Laura Lou (Gothard) Wedl; a brother, James Andrew Wedl; three sisters, Linda Sue (Charles) Rosini, Debra Kay Tousey and Ella Jane Rahmani; two sons, William "Bill" Wedl and Jimmy L. Wedl; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Luke continued to be friends and have a good relationship with his ex-wife, Janice Wedl.

Luke was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Wedl in 1968; a brother, Richard Lee Wedl in 1957 and a sister, Carol Ann (Wedl) Wilson in 1993.

Funeral services to celebrate Luke's life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. A luncheon will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the PNA Club, 15 Clair St., Battle Creek, MI 49014. There will be food and an open bar. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers of comfort for my extended family. Miss seeing Luke after his move to Sault. Sainte Marie.

Posted by Anna VanDenberg (Grzasko) - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   July 12, 2021

Ella and family so very sorry I always enjoyed his crazy humor

Posted by Brian Raymond - Portland, MI - Friend   July 10, 2021

Luke's Mom was good friends with my Mom Joan Dishman when they were young and remained friends till my Mom's passing. I remember Luke's Dad too. We are now grown and old, I will never forget Luke and his family.....RIP

Posted by Steve Burdette - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   July 10, 2021

Ej..I have tried over and over to contact you..PLEASE call me!! This is so sad..I am heartbroken. Those sparkly blue eyes and silly grin are gone forever.

Posted by Connie Zolnay - Greenville, TX - Sister   July 08, 2021

You wull be missed Luke. I will always remember being part of the neighborhood "crew" with you. RIH

Posted by Linda Raymond - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   July 08, 2021