Luke Pille, 53

Luke Pille

Luke Pille, 53, of Plainview passed away unexpectedly in Willis, Texas, on Oct. 5.

Luke was born on Nov. 30, 1964, to Reicher “Rick” and Beverly (Hardtke) Pille. He was raised in Plainview, graduating from Plainview High School in 1983.

Luke currently was an owner-operator contracted with Valley Systems of Chatfield. He started his trucking career in the 1980s with Tom Zabel. He then went to work for Putzier Trucking before moving on to Valley Systems. Being an over the road truck driver, Luke always said he didn’t need to go away on vacation because he could see all the sights while he was driving.

Luke enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Bev Pille, of Plainview; brother, Lane Pille, of Sartell; two sisters, Laura (Scot) Penn, of Cisco, Texas, and Lenora Pille, of Plainview; nephew, Jerad; and nieces, Amber, Anna and Sarah; and special friend, Julie Goldtrap.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rick; grandparents, Don and Maraget Pille, Ralph and Gertrude Hardtke and Evelyn Weathers; and sister-in-law, Pamela Pille.

A private service will be held at a later date.