Alvin E. Lichter, 90, died Dec. 6, 2018, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Olmitz to John A. and Lillian (Mauler) Lichter. He was a Korean War veteran, serving on the front lines with the U.S. Army as a sergeant, receiving the Bronze Star and Korean War Service Medal.
A lifetime Olmitz area resident, he worked for Thies Co., Great Bend, the Helium Plant, Barton County Highway and MAC Truck.
He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Olmitz. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post No. 7428, Hoisington, and the Disabled American Veterans, Great Bend. He also coached the Olmitz Little League for 10 years.
He married Marietta A. Ohnmacht on Aug. 31, 1955, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Olmitz. She preceded him in death June 29, 2016.
Survivors include: three children, Terry L. Lichter, Great Bend, Brenda A. Dreiling and husband, Jerry, Pfeifer, and Lynn A. Lichter, Topeka; sisters, Rosemary Linn, Albert, and Mary Evelyn Linenberger, Great Bend; sister-in-law, Loretta Southard and husband, Joe, Great Bend; and six grandchildren, Andrew Lichter and fiancé, Erin, Corpus Christi, Texas, Erin Lichter, Lake Charles, La., Brett Lichter, Topeka, Isaac, Noah and Wyatt Dreiling, Pfeifer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law Kyle A. Lichter; brothers Joseph Marvin Lichter and wife, Irene, Henry L. Lichter, and John Raymond Lichter and wife, Christine; brothers-in-law, Marion Ohnmacht and wife, Lillian, Harvey Linn and Sylvester Linenberger.
Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Vigil with rosary by the Knights of Columbus will be 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Ann Catholic Church, Olmitz. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, celebrated by Father Don Bedore, St. Ann Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery, Olmitz, with military honors conducted by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard.
Memorials are suggested to St. Ann Catholic Church or Olmitz Fire Department in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.