The Somonauk community is mourning the loss of one of its brightest stars, Lucas “Luke” Wernsman, who tragically passed away on March 20, 2023, at the young age of 16. Luke was a beloved student at Somonauk High School and a talented athlete with a passion for baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Luke’s family, including his parents Steven and Jennifer Wernsman, his older brother Andrew, and his younger sister Malorie, are devastated by their loss. Luke’s passing has also deeply affected his grandparents, Ruth Schupp, Thomas and Deborah Wernsman, Penny and Joseph Nelson, and great-grandparents Thelma Schaer and Benno and Edna Wernsman, as well as his girlfriend Sarah and countless friends and loved ones.
Remembering Luke’s Life and Legacy
Despite the heartbreaking circumstances of Luke’s passing, his life was full of joy, laughter, and cherished memories. Luke was known for his infectious sense of humor and his ability to make anyone smile. He was also a gifted storyteller and loved spending time with his family and friends. Luke’s girlfriend, Sarah, was a constant source of happiness and support for him.
In addition to his love of sports and spending time with loved ones, Luke was also an avid fitness enthusiast. He enjoyed working out at the local YMCA and was always looking for ways to stay active and healthy.
Honoring Luke’s Memory
The Somonauk community has come together to honor Luke’s memory and support his grieving family. Visitation will be held at the Harvest Chapel Church in Sandwich, Illinois, on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place at the same location on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Shane Stoddard officiating. Luke will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley, Illinois, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Harvest Chapel or the Fox Valley YMCA. These donations will help ensure that Luke’s legacy of love, laughter, and fitness continues to inspire others for years to come.
Luke Wernsman’s passing has left a profound impact on the Somonauk community and beyond. However, his legacy of joy, kindness, and determination will live on in the memories of all who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to Luke’s family and friends during this difficult time and encourage everyone to honor his memory by embracing life with the same passion and zest that he did.