Nicholas Lichter Sr.
Nicholas John Lichter, Sr. 1927 - 2016 Nicholas John Lichter, Sr., 89, of Somers, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Brookside Care Center. He was born on July 11, 1927, in Somers, Wis., to the late Leo and Mary (Hoeffner) Lichter. Nick was the oldest of three siblings; Edith, Jo Anne, and William "Bucky". From 1946 until 1947, Nick served in the U.S. Army being stationed at Ft. Worden, Wash. After his military career, he returned to farming with his father. On April 7, 1951, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Racine, Wis., he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kathleen Hayes. They resided and raised their six children in Somers, Wis. Nick and Kathleen were blessed with 65 years together. Sadly, Kathleen passed away on March 10, 2016. Nick continued to farm, working as a welder during the winter at American Motors. He went to work for Kenosha Auto Transport (KAT) and retired as Vice President of Operations. After retirement, Nick and Kathleen went on many adventures exploring our national parks and battlefields. He also continued his pursuit of the elusive walleye with many fishing trips. Nick never met a piece of machinery that he couldn't repair. He is survived by his children, Judy Lichter of Sparta, Wis., Dr. Lisa (Craig) Zimmerman of Onalaska, Wis., Nicholas Jr. (Margaret) Lichter of LaCrosse, Wis., Mary (Nick) Breunig of Fountain City, Wis., Michael (Debi) Lichter of Chugiak, Ak., and Gretchen (Tim) Montee of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; fourteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Judy Somers; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, William "Bucky" Lichter, and his sisters, Edith Zievers and Jo Anne DeYoung Funeral Services honoring Nick's life will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 4817 7th Avenue. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the church for the Mass. Interment will follow in St. George Cemetery. A visitation for Nick will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to The Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network, 1713 62nd St, Kenosha, WI 53143, would be appreciated. Nick's family would like to extend a special thank you to John and Becky Lucci for their special friendship. Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services 3720 39th Avenue Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144 262-658-4101 Online Condolences at www.piasecki-althaus.com
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