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Luke Allen Minghelli June 24, 1983 – August 17, 2021

Celebration of Life

Luke Allen Minghelli, in his 38 years, lived a life that most only read about in storybooks. He thrived on adventure and embraced challenges; all of which made him a resilient husband, father, son, brother and friend.

On any given day, you could find Luke outside working on his many projects or enjoying the fruits of his labor. A diesel mechanic by trade, Luke took pride in his work and never hesitated to help others in need. He also had a passion for motorsports which included keeping TactOut Motorsports active, as well as his most recent endeavor in mudding. Of the many things he built from scratch, his mud truck brought him and his kids so much joy.

When he wasn't behind the wheel, Luke took to the water. He enjoyed spending time on the family boat and loved watching his children learn to wakeboard and tube. If he wasn't driving the boat, he most likely was on the board himself or had a fishing pole in the water. He was most happy around his family and his few close friends; together, they made sure to enjoy every moment.

While many will remember Luke for his adventures, all will remember him as a genuine man with an infectious laugh. Luke could find humor in almost everything and used it to make others around him feel comfortable and safe.

Luke's memory will live on in those he left behind: his wife of 16 years (partners for over 20 years), Nickie; their children, Joscelyn (13), Luke Jr. (11) and Sienna (8); Luke's children, Luxor (9) and Holland (7); mother, Cindy; stepfather, Ken; father, Larry; sister, Amanda; brothers, Travis and Carlos; grandmothers, Lyne and Rose; as well as countless friends whom he viewed as family. He was welcomed to heaven by his grandfather, Leonard, and his great-grandparents Bob and Pearl Wright.

Services for Luke are pending.

Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc., has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net.

Donations for Luke's memorial can be made at gofund.me/a216ffc4.

Wood Family Funeral Service requires guests to practice social distancing and face masks/covering are highly recommended.