NOTHING WASTED –  Mt. Edgecumbe High School National Honor Society students, Adonna Adams, from Anchorage, left, and Veruca Etcitty-Ramirez, from Kenai, serve the last bowls of soup at the annual Brave Heart Volunteers Bowls & Chair-ity event at Centennial Hall Thursday night. The non-profit's biggest fundraiser of the year completely sold out. Brave Heart Volunteers provides end of life caregiving and respite services; coordinates support groups for those dealing with loss; and supplies educational materials on many issues relating to illness, grief and end of life. (Sentinel Photo)

Luke Padberg

Luke Padberg, a former Sitka resident, died Feb. 12 at his home in Heppner, Ore. He was 57.
    Services were held Feb. 16 at the Heppner Episcopal Church.
    Luke was born Sept. 16, 1955, in Heppner, and graduated from high school there. Afterward, he lived in Lewiston, Idaho, where he worked as a carpenter and house painter.
    In 1993, he came to Sitka, where he continued his work as a carpenter and builder, and installed satellite dishes. He also was a tender on the Windsong, owned by Glen Wilbur.
    Along with fishing, he also loved hunting.
    He left Sitka in 2007 to return to Heppner to be near his mother.
    He is survived by his mother, Colleen Kitch; and by three brothers, Dick and Gene Wallace of Heppner, and Wade Padberg.

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