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Luke Graser

Joseph Luke Graser, 21, of Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of St. Louis, MO, born May 6, 1995, in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Luke was a 2013 graduate of Oakville High School, Oakville, MO. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, nature, and animals (especially his pets). As a member of the Boy Scouts of America Gravois Trail District, Luke received the Order of the Arrow, attended Sea Base Camp and S-F Scout Ranch, enjoyed whitewater rafting trips, and was a Life Scout. He also had an active lifestyle, playing football and baseball while growing up, and receiving his black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Luke had wonderful memories of his many travels with his family, which included trips to Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Yellowstone National Park, Europe, Costa Rica, and Mexico. He was a hard worker, and he had a great sense of humor. Luke was a Christian and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Luke dearly loved his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Luke was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Elmer Graser; an aunt, Elizabeth Graser; and a cousin, Matthew Schlemer.

Surviving are his parents, James and Michele, nee Koch, Graser;
brother, Neil (Jenna) Graser, and his nieces and nephew, Jolie, James, and Julia Graser;
brother, Jon Graser;
sister, Jenny Graser;
his paternal grandmother, Joan Graser;
his maternal grandparents, Dennis and Frances Koch;
aunts and uncles, Dennis (Barb) Graser, Janet (Kirk) Haffer, Jan Schlemer, and Rusty Schlemer;
and cousins, Jackie Graser, Kenny (Amanda) Graser, Josh (Anne) Haffer,
Elise (Jeremy) Beutlich, Katie (Jacques) Mayeux, Ryan Schlemer,
Ellie Kraus, Harper Graser, and Alina and Faith Beutlich.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council Memorial Tribute Fund, or to the St. Louis County Parks Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private family funeral services will be held. 

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Condolences Left For Luke Graser

    Dear Jami, Michelle, & Graser Family -

    My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. I hope you find peace in the happy memories that you have of Luke and in knowing that he is in a better, more quiet place. The collective hearts of your Enterprise Family are broken for you but know that we are here to support you when and where you need us.

    Most Sincerely,

    Matt Sallaberry

    Matt Sallaberry, St. Louis, MO, 63109


    Anne and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Graser Family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Steve and Anne Albart, Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122


    Jami and Michele,

    Cindy and I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

    Please know that we support you and that you are in our deepest thoughts and prayers.

    Steve and Cindy Ray

    Steve Ray, St. Louis , Mo, 63105


    Dear Jami, Michelle, and the entire Graser family,

    Laura and I are sincerely sorry for your loss. You remain in our prayers.

    Jim and Laura Lally

    Jim and Laura Lally, Clayton, MO, 63105


    Luke was such a sweet young man. May God bless his soul & welcome him into the gates of heaven. We are sending prayers your way during this tragic time.

    Caroline Mayeux, Houston , TX, 77384


    Jami, Michele and family,
    Words seem so inadequate in times of loss. Please accept my condolences. May happy memories bring you peace and comfort during this devastating time.

    Bert Forde

    Bert Forde, Kirkwood, MO, 63122


    Jami:
    I was so sorry to hear about your son. You and your family are in our prayers.

    John Eulich, St. Louis, MO, 63105


    Dear Jami, Michele and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son.

    Tom and Ellen Jordan, Chesterfield, MO, 63017


    Graser Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that you all are able to find peace and comfort in one another and in knowing that you are loved and that your son will always be remembered with happiness.

    My sincerest sympathies,

    Michelle

    Michelle McFarland, St. Louis, MO, 63135


    Graser Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss, our heart aches for all of you. Sending you all love and hugs.
    Love
    Kris and Bailey Forneris

    Kris Forneris, Collinsville , IL, 62234


    Michele and family -
    Although there are no words to help lessen your sorrow, we are sending our thoughts and prayers.
    Stephanie and Daniel

    Stephanie Knebel, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    You are all in our prayers. We know your hearts are broken and we ache for you. Sending our love...

    Steve and Sandy Marsh, St. Louis, MO, 63130


    We are so sorry for your loss. We know your faith is strong and you will find solace there. We love you dearly and you are ever present in our thoughts. God bless....

    Carolyn, Joy, Riley and Remy, Broomfield, CO, 80023


    Jamie, Michelle and family,

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Luke's passing. Rest assured that he is a member of the church triumphant! May God's peace that surpasses all understanding be yours. You are in our prayers.

    Alan and Diana Creej, Oakville, Mo, 63129


    Michelle and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the heartbreak you are experiencing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Myra Bradley

    Myra Bradley, St. Louis, MO - Missouri, 63129


    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about Luke. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gregg & Nancy Stockmann & family

    Gregg & Nancy Stockmann, St. Louis, Missouri, 63129


    Dear Jami & Graser Family,

    Keri and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

    May Luke rest in peace.

    Michael & Keri Kozeny, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    Jami, Michele, Neil, Jon & Jenny,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all. Our words fall so short, but the promises of Jesus are full of hope for Luke's future & all those who believe. "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25-26
    Our hearts break for you & we are lifting you in prayer daily.

    Rick & Kay Bach, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    Dear Jamie, Michele, and family,
    The Kopf family would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We are sending many prayers and hugs your way.

    Donna Kopf Mellinger, Clayton, MIssouri, 63105


    Dear Graser Family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. We praise and thank God for Luke's faith in Jesus. May the Lord lift you all and give you peace that only He can provide. Hugs to all.

    Norm & Sandy Sutter, Millstadt, IL, 62260


    Graser Family,

    I am deeply sadden to have heard the news of your great loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Sara Enlow

    Sara Enlow, Millstadt, IL, 62260


    Dear Jami, Michelle, Neil, Jon, and Jenny and families,
    We can't imagine your grief and pain upon losing your precious son, Luke. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you all are in our prayers and thoughts. May you feel the love of friends and family surround you and lift you. May God give you peace daily and may you feel Him carrying you as you mourn and begin to heal.


    Sandy & Bob Zabek, St Louis, Missouri, 63129


    Words can't express my feelings. Just know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lindsay, Manchester, MO, 63021


    Michele and Jami,

    We were so shocked and saddened of the news about Luke, and can't imagine the pain and sorrow you feel. Please know we are here for you, praying for strength for you and family, and also giving thanks for Luke's faith in the Lord. God's healing grace, love and comfort be upon you today and always.

    Paul and Angela

    Paul and Angela Brunette , St. Louis, MO, 63129


    Dear Michele, Jami and Family,
    My deepest sympathies for all of you that love Luke. What heartbreak to lose a wonderful, young man. May God bless you with peace and wonderful memories. Praying for all of you.
    Marty

    Martha Antal, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    The Graser Family

    I am so sorry to hear about Luke. I hope you find comfort in all the happy memories you shared with
    Luke.


    The Karadja Family, Oakville, MO, 63129


    Jami, Michele, Neil, Jon, Jenny,

    Our thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you. We have such wonderful memories with Luke. Please know we love you all very much.
    Pam and Art.

    Pam and Art, Knoxville , TN, 37920


    Dear Jamie, Michele, and family,
    The Kopf family would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We are sending many prayers and hugs your way.

    Donna Kopf Mellinger, Clayton, MIssouri, 63105


    Jami, Michele, & the entire family,
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Luke. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you. May God keep you in his loving care.
    Love,
    Allen & Maggie Lalk

    Allen Lalk, Wimauma, FL, 33598


    Jami and Michele - no words for the sorrow you feel now. Just know, like Luke, you are loved and have a lot of people praying for your family. My deepest condolences.

    Katie Wilson, Aurora , Illinois , 60502


    Jamie and Michele- Ronnie and I are deeply sadden by the loss of Luke. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. God Bless

    Ronnie and Kim Stiers, Rhineland, Mo, 65069


    Michelle and family,
    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of family and friends lift you up and bring you peace.
    Joe, Nancy, Jenny, Michael, Tony & Jason Maniaci

    Nancy Maniaci, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    Dear Jami, Michele & family,

    My husband and I were heartbroken learn of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Brad & Kathy Cooper

    Kathleen & Bradley Cooper, Kansas City, MO, 64144


    Jami, Michele and family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Luke's passing. I remember what a cute little guy he was when we would see him at Faith. It sounds like he grew to be a pretty amazing young man and we cannot imagine the grief you are going through. We are thinking of you and keeping your family in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Don and Linda Wichern

    Linda Wichern, St. Joseph, MO, 64506


    Jami, Michele and Family,

    Brenda and I are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers We hope your good memories and the support of your family and friends will help you through this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Dennis and Brenda

    Dennis and Brenda Maher, O'Fallon, MO, 63366


    Jami and Michele:
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your son Luke. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Mark Murphy and your Friends and Drilling Service Co., Bridgeton, MO, 63044


    Jamie, Michele and Family,
    Our hearts are aching for you at this time. We are praying God's comfort for all of you.

    Sincerely,
    Ralph and Janet Altmann

    Ralph and Janet Altmann, St. Louis, Missouri, 63129


    Dear Jami, Michelle and Graser Family,

    Colleen and I ask for God's blessings and mercy on you and your family during this terribly difficult time. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Forsythe and Colleen Shea

    Bill Forsythe and Colleen Shea , Saint Charles , MO, 63303


    Dear Graser Family,

    On behalf of the entire Kaestner family I would like to send our most sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.

    Josh Kaestner and Family

    Josh Kaestner, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63117


    Jami & Michelle -

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire Graser family.

    Brian & Amanda Bonfanti , Wildwood, MO, 63040


    Dear Jami, Michelle, & entire Graser Family,
    Please know that you all are surrounded in prayer today & in the days ahead. May time bring God's peace in your hearts.

    Brad, Amy, Kylie, Quinten & Nathan Albrecht, Waterloo, iL, 62298


    Shelly and Jami
    Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you on the loss of your son. Just please know that we are thinking of you.
    Randy and Michelle Perjak

    Randy and Michelle Perjak, Columbia , IL, 62236


    Dear Jamie, Neil and family. I am so sorry for your loss. When my stepdaughter passed, a friend sent me this. May it bring you comfort at this horrible time.

    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    I am I, and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
    Call me by my old familiar name,
    Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no diference in your tone,
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me and if you want to, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
    Let it be spoken without effect,
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.
    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was;
    There is unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am waiting for you,
    For an interval,
    Somewhere very near,
    Just around the corner.
    All is well.
    by Henry Scott-Holland


    George Steffen, St Lous, Missouri, 63123


    Jami, Michele & Family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you, Michele and the Graser Family. Your entire family is in our thoughts are prayers during this most difficult time.

    Jill & Brian Smith

    Jill & Brian Smith, Waterloo, IL, 62298


    Dear Jami, Michelle and family,

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious son Luke. May your beautiful & fond memories and the thoughts that he is in peace with his heavenly Father comfort you in these difficult times. Much love and prayers to you all.

    Jeannine Ducommun, The Woodlands, TX, 77384


    I am so sorry for your loss. Much love and hugs to all of the family.

    Lynne Schroer, Wentzville, Mo, 63385


    Jami and Michelle,

    I'm so sad to hear about Neal's passing! You are in my prayers. I do not want to burden you but if there is anything Robin and I can do, we will be there for you!

    Mitch Baden, Wildwood, Missouri, 63011


    Dear Jami, Michele and Family,

    No words will ever take away the pain you are feeling of the loss of your son, Luke. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Keep the great memories of Luke in your hearts forever.

    Mark & Maureen Nelson

    Mark & Maureen Nelson, OFallon, Mo, 63368


    We are thinking of you often and will keep you in our prayers.

    Neislers, Ballwin, MO, 63011


    Jami and Michele, Debbie and I are so sorry to hear about your son's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jerry and Debbie Mueller

    Jerry Mueller, St. Louis , Mo, 63021


    Jamie and Michelle - You have our deepest sympathy in the lost of Luke. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Tim and Aunt Donna

    Tim Koch, Hermann, Mo, 65041


    Jami and Michele,

    Peggy and I are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Our prayers are with you.

    Jack and Peggy Mannebach, Ballwin, Missouri, 63011


    Dear Graser Family,
    We were saddened to hear the news of the loss of your son, Luke. We fondly remember him as "Jenny's little brother", a sweet little boy with an infectious smile. It is our prayer you find STRENGTH in God, REASSURANCE you will be reunited with Luke again, COMFORT in the memories and experiences you shared, and SUPPORT and LOVE from family and friends. Sending our deepest sympathies.
    John & Diane

    The Kaufman Family, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    Neil, Jenna and family I am so sorry for the loss of your brother and son my thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Debbie Larkin, Belleville , IL, 62223


    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give your family the peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Scott, St Louis, MO, 63110


    Michele, I am so sad to hear this. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

    Sally Bolderson, Florissant, Mo, 63031


    Jamie & Michelle,

    There are no words that can express our deep sorrow. Luke's way to short life was certainly a blessing for all of us who knew him. The many, many happy memories we have of him will live on with us. It seems like only yesterday he was building elaborate blanket forts in your living room. I still can't see a blanket laying across a couch without remembering that cute little guy's construction skills. While we on earth grieve our loss, in heaven the joyful celebration of Luke's return must is surely spectacular. God's comfort and peace to your family during the difficult time.

    Rocky & Pam Streb, St. Louis, MO, 63146


    May God's loving arms surround you all and hold you close! He loves you so very much. May His peace and comfort be with you, knowing you are not without hope- the hope of heaven.

    Mary Beth and Jerry McNamara, Richmond, Tecas, 77406


    Michele,

    My thoughts and prayers are with
    you and your family.

    Marsha Vogel

    Marsha Vogel, Wright City, MO, 63390


    I worked with Luke . He brang a vibe with him and made everyone smile . He was a hard worker . May god be with you LUKE

    Braiytryene Gibbons, Mesa, Arizona, 85204


    Jami, Michele & family,
    Our sincerest condolences from the Selzers. We will pray that God helps mend your family's broken hearts.

    Bryan & Amy

    Bryan & Amy Selzer, Fenton, MO, 63026


    I am deeply saddened by the news of Luke's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Kevin Niedringhaus, Oakville, Mo., 63129


    Jamie, Michelle and family,

    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your son Luke. Shannon and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Michelle & Jamie and the rest of the Graser Family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.


    Patrick & Shannon Wood, SAINT LOUIS, MO, 63119


    Graser Family-

    I am so sorry to hear about your son. Please know that you are all in our prayers during this difficult time.

    Chrissy & John Maurer

    Chrissy Maurer, Imperial, MO, 63052


    Jamie, Michele and family -

    My sincere condolences go out to the Graser family. Cherish all your wonderful memories of Luke as they will help you through this most difficult time.

    Patty Portman

    Patty Portman, Kirkwood, MO, 63122


    Dearest Jami, Michele, Joan & Family.

    There are times that words cannot express what the heart feels. This is one of those times.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    -John Wickey Family

    The Wickey Family, Webster Groves, MO, 63119


    Dear Jami and Graser Family,

    My deepest condolences for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Emmett Reidner

    Emmett Reidner, Chesterfield, MO, 63005


    Jim, Michelle and family,
    We are so saddened about the loss of Luke. He was such a wonderful young man. He will truly be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tom and Karen Beck, St. Louis, Missouri , 63129


    Jami,Michelle and Family

    Sharing in your sadness.
    Thinking of you all in a difficult time.

    PeaceandLove,Brian L.

    Brian K. Lalk, Washington, Mo., 63090


    Words cannot express the pain you feel. For I have felt that pain. I want you all to take the time to recover as best you can. Stay close to your family and allow yourselves the time to grieve in your own way. I would welcome a call or email from any of you because I have been where you are. God bless you through a life changing event that will forever change your lives. Love to all. Carol Poole.

    Carol Poole, St. Louis, MO, 63129


    Dear Jami and Graser Family,

    My sincerest condolences go out to all of you during this very difficult time. Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Brian Geen, St. Louis, MO, 63126


    Jami, Michele and family,

    We are so sorry about the loss of your son.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dan & Sue Rodrigues

    Dan & Sue, Chesterfield , Missouri, 63005


    The Graser Family,

    On behalf of the Bromeier family, We're deeply saddened of your loss. Jon's long time friend. we reminisced the grade school and middle school times and had very happy memories of Luke. he will be deeply missed. Sincerely

    Deborah (Bromeier) DeFrancesco

    Deborah Bromeier, Hillsboro, Missouri, 63050


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