Richard "Dick" B. Lichty, 73, of McCook died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook.
On May 13, 1934, he was born in Page, Neb., to Ivan G. and Luella Mae (Anderson) Lichty. He graduated from Walton High School in 1952 and moved to Washington D. C. to work for the FBI in the Fingerprinting Department.
He met and married Shirley J. Tenopir in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on April 12, 1956. To this union six children were born, Kim, Tami, Kevin, Keith, Todd and Traci.
They moved to McCook in 1962 to work for the Nebraska Department of Roads. He sold feed for the Cooper and Purina feed companies. Before retiring he was a Feed & Fertilizer Inspector for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for 20 years. Dick worked for the McCook Daily Gazette during his retirement.
He coached Midget and American Legion Baseball and enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing in Canada, hunting and horses.
Dick was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, the Culbertson VFW, Culbertson American Legion, and the Eagles Club in McCook.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one infant son, Keith Ivan; and a sister, Peggy Hershey.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of McCook; children, Kim and husband, Terry Bauer of Culbertson, Tami and husband, Kevin Custer of McCook, Kevin Lichty and wife, Jolene of O'Neill, Todd Lichty and wife, Kathy of McCook, Traci and husband, Bob Hastings of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis and husband, Lloyd Stice of Lincoln, Patty and husband, Leonard Garcia of Fruita, Colorado, Denny and wife, Karen Lichty of Lincoln, Darrell Lichty of Lincoln and Doug Lichty of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Family and friends may also go on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave condolences.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook with Pastor Bradley Rick officiating. His body will be cremated following the service. A private family inurnment will be held Wednesday.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.