SSG. Luke C. Yetter - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

SSG. Luke C. Yetter

July 23, 1990 - February 12, 2018

SSG. Luke C. Yetter, age 27, of Clarksville, TN, formerly of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born in Dover, DE on July 23, 1990, he was a son of James M. of New Castle and Rebecca A. (Cadmus) Yetter of Dover. Luke was a graduate of Polytech HS and Delaware Technical and Community College, where he earned a degree in electronics. Upon graduation, he joined the US Army. After training, Luke spent a year in Afghanistan before being stationed in Ft. Hood, TX. He was then accepted into the 160th Airborne at Ft. Campbell, KY, where he became FMQ. During his illness he became a member of Wounded Warriors Project team.

Luke was always an amazing son, brother, husband, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He worked hard, played hard and studied hard. He was compassionate and loving, liked traveling and never stopped learning new things. Luke enjoyed wood working, snow boarding, hiking and trying new beers from all over the world.

Luke was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Mick Yetter; maternal grandfather, Paul C. Cadmus, Sr.; and 2 cousins, Levi T. Wall and Tom Cadmus, Jr. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mary (Wessell)Yetter of Clarksville, TN; grandparents, Martha Yetter of New Castle, Donald and Patsy Caron of Smyrna; brothers, Matthew Anders of Dover and James Alex (Christine) Yetter of Smyrna; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. He will be sorely missed by a great group of family,friends, and co-workers.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment with military honors will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Luke’s honor to Ft. Campbell Fisher House, 652 Joel Drive, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223 or Wounded Warrior Project USSOCOM Care Coalition Bldg 6102, Rm 114, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223.


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35 Condolences for SSG. Luke C. Yetter

  • Fred, Becky, Mary, Matthew and Alex,

    My condolences on the loss of your son, husband and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.
    “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”

    Mikee {DOC}

  • Rest in Peace brave soldier.

  • My condolences it’s really hard to lose a family member.Losing one of your children is very hard my sympathy goes out to you.

  • I will always love and miss your humor, positive attitude and fist bumps. I’m not sure I know anyone quite as courageous and sweet as yourself. I can only hope my boys will have half of the manners you did. I’m so proud to call you my cousin. Love you cuz cuz. ❤️

  • Rest well my son. My heart is broken that you left us so soon. It has been the fastest 27 years of my life. You were always more special, smart, courageous and brave than anyone I’ve ever known. My prayers that you are finally at peace with no more loss or pain. Love you always and forever Mom

  • Fred I’m sorry to hear about your lose. Gail and I send prayers.

  • Our Lukie…… I remember you and the boys trying to do heal stretches in Mom mom and Pop pops garage like it was yesterday. Playing in the pool, running in the yard and then you grew up. I remember you would come in on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it was like a hero walked into the house… Russ, the girls and I respect, adore you and love you dearly. You still are one of the strongest men that I have ever known. Love you….

    Fred & Becky… You are Ali’s Godparents because of the morals, values and strength that you instilled in the boys… they have grown into amazing men. there aren’t words to express our sympathies other than to say the two of you are beyond stong. We love you dearly

    Alex and Matthew… I am so sorry for your loss… I can’t begin to imagine how you feel. Please know that we are thinking of you guys and love you dearly. We are here if you ever need anything.

    Mary, I am sorry for your loss. Lukie was a great person. Big hugs…

  • With our deepest sympathy on the loss of Luke, I can only imagine the heartache that you all must feel, may God Bless You All, Rest in Peace Luke

  • It has been an honor getting to know this fine young soldier since he returned to Delaware. Luke was so polite and respectful to everyone he met. Even with all he was going through, he always called me “Sir.” Luke endured his burdens with absolute class and dignity that I was privileged to witness. Although God is now lucky enough to enjoy Luke’s company, he will be sorely missed here. Until we meet again Luke, Hand Salute rendered Sir.

  • Fred sorry for your loss. Teresa and I will pray for you and your family.

  • Gonna miss you a lot Luke, you were the brother I never had, had some great times on the mountain together and shared some amazing laughs and shared the passionate love for scrapple, love you man.

  • Fred and Becky I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to loss a child. You and your family will be in my prayers. Stay strong.

    Diane Annal

  • My deepest condolences and sympathy to Matt’s family in this time of sarrows . Prayers are lifted up .

  • He fought long and hard. I know he greatly appreciated having you by his side helping all the time and loving him. What an honor to be present at his birth and at his death. I know you have much pride and love in your heart. I wish I could take away the pain and sadness. Again, my heart is with you. My sincerest condolences to you Rebecca.

  • Yetter Family:
    My Sincerest condolences. Yetter was a good guy all around and an amazing Soldier. Rest easy brother.
    & Family

  • My husband, my love, my booface, my past, present & future;

    I fell in love with you the moment I met you. Your heart & soul captivated me the hours we spent talking the night of our first date. You’ll always be my husband, my soulmate, the love of my life. You are free my love.. fly as high as high you can, no one or anything can touch you now. You earned your wings long ago Luke, more than anyone in this world. I know Carleigh & Pap met you at the gates with open arms, and I want you to remember Moose & I will meet you both further on up the road, and we love you and miss you so much every single day. I LOVE YOU LUKE CHARLES!!! You will always have my heart, forever. Life will never be the same without you, Husband.

    With all my love,
    Mary Elizabeth Yetter


  • Our love and condolences to Fred and the Yetter family. What an honorable man.

  • Fred, Becky and the entire family we pray for guidance and strength in your difficult time. Love will prevail!
    God Bless You All,,,,,

  • My most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to all of Luke’s family and friends. I remember Susan bringing Luke, Matthew, and Alex to Dr. Deakyne for dental maintenance years ago. Luke, thank you for your service and my you Rest In Peace.
    Gail Dunkleberger

  • My deepest condolences to Luke’s family. My heart is broken over the loss of this amazing young gentleman and the pain you all are going through. I am honored to have met Luke and will never forget his sweetness, humor, resiliency, and most positive attitude I have ever witnessed, displayed by both him and Fred. He fought a long hard fight. He is at rest now. Rest in peace brave soldier. Sending healing prayers and all the love that I have to “Yetter” and family. May God be with you.

  • Sending you and Jim my prayers and hugs.

  • So sorry for your loss. Just wanted you to know that we where thinking of you. Jim and Debby Sapp

  • Prayers are sent to the family. Jim and Deb Sapp

  • Fred, Becky, & Family,

    We were so deeply saddened to read of the passing of your beloved son, Luke. We know and understand all too well your grief, as we have recently walked in your shoes. No parent should have to lose their child. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers now and for the days ahead. May God give you the strength, peace and comfort to get through this part of life’s journey.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; LOVE leaves a memory no on can steal.”

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Al & Linda Hanna

  • Fred and family
    So very sorry for your loss. Praying to give you strength

  • Fred I am so sorry for your loss. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you strength, and comforts you, during this difficult time.

  • I realize no words I may utter can ease the pain Luke’s family and friends must be enduring right now. So I will just send my heartfelt condolences and continue to pray that the almighty God continues to give you all the strength to endure this loss and persevere during this very difficult time. It was an honor to have known Luke, if but for only a short time. He touched the hearts of many, including ours…and for that we are very fortunate! R.I.P. brave warrior! Hand Salute. Kevin Duffy & Diane Peirce

  • Dear Jim and Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Luke. Luke was such a joy to know; and we are all fortunate for spending time with him. He was always helpful, considerate and funny. I will always cherish the memories of watching him at the mud run race, his wedding day and receiving special awards as a soldier.
    Luke now reaps the reward of God’s promise in heaven; and is surrounded by much love and angels.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray you walk in the “Grace of God” as he sends special blessings bringing peace and comfort during this difficult journey.

    We will “Rock the Heavens” in prayer for Luke and all of you.
    Valerie Gooding and Family

  • Our sincerest condolences Fred and the rest of the Yetter clan for having raised such an awesome young man! :'(

  • Luke wa such an amazing person! Every time I visited him, he was always so polite and he never, ever complained. The last 6 months of his life were truly his happiest, as I witnessed the love between father and son. Fred cared for Luke in his home and every single day was filled with laughter and positivity. What a blessing for both of them. Rest in peace brave soldier.


  • Becky,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Seth & Mary

  • Our sincere condolences. We are very sorry for your loss.

  • To Jim and family:

    We are sorry we weren’t able to come to the funeral for Luke. God bless him in heaven and all of you who now hold him in your memories of his life.

    We pray for you all in your loss.

    Tom & Miriam Rieg