Carl L. Lichtenberger

Posted on May 18, 2012
Carl L. Lichtenberger

Carl L. Lichtenberger, 79, of rural Decatur died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio. He was born on May 27, 1932 in Van Wert County to William H. and Ina M. (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger. He was married on April 18, 1954 to Annabelle M. Shaffer.
He was a member of the formal Decatur Missionary Church and attended Mt. Zion U.B. Church in Bobo. He retired in 1994 from Central Soya/Bunge after 44 years of service. He served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Timothy C. (Mary Ann) Lichtenberger of Decatur; Mark L. Lichtenberger of Michigan City; and Johnathan L. (Shareen) Lichtenberger of Wren, Ohio; two daughters, Rebecca A. (Terry) Reichard of Van Wert, Ohio; and Leah L. Lichtenberger of Millersburg; two brothers, Lloyd F. Lichtenberger of Berne; and Raymond Lichtenberger of York, South Carolina; three sisters, Fern Walker of Van Wert, Ohio; Betty Beer of Richburg, South Carolina; and Kathryn Sanders of Grapeland, Texas; four grandchildren, Timothy, Holly, Lauren, and Amber; and one great-grandson, Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lawrence Lichtenberger; sister, Mary Double; and a grandchild, Lydia Rose in infancy.
Visitation will be from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Monday, May 21 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Chris Moore and Pastor Kenneth Hogg. Burial will be at East Salem Cemetery in rural Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church, Mt. Zion U.B. Church or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Arrangements provided by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the guest book, click on