Vernon D. Liechty

Posted on May 8, 2013
Vernon D. Liechty

Vernon D. Liechty, 85, of Berne passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 16, 1928 in Adams County to Paul E. and Sarah A. (Felber) Liechty. He was married on May 10, 1959 in Decatur to Ava N. Kraft.
He retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne following 30 years of service. In addition, he was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Registered Holstein Association. He had a passion for raising quality livestock, especially Holstein cattle. He was and avid bowler in his younger years. He was an active member of the First Mennonite Church in Berne. His retirement years were spent as a dedicated Amish hauler, which brought him much enjoyment. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and living life on the farm. His random sense of humor could light up any room. He had a story for every occasion and loved to reminisce about old times.
He is survived by his daughter, Jenny (Roger) Neuenschwander; three grandchildren, Amy (Nathan) Hirschy of rural Decatur; Eric (Jen) Neuenschwander of rural Berne; and Renee (Albert) Andrews of rural Monroe; seven great-grandchildren, Corbin, Aaron, and Ben Hirschy; Callie, Mackenzie, and Caiden Neuenschwander; and Isaac Andrews; brother, Byron (Ruth Mary) Liechty; and sister, Barbara Liechty of Berne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife on May 6, 1997.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Monday, May 13 at the First Mennonite Church Chapel in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Jerry A. Flueckiger. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to MCC Meat Canner.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guest book online at