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Carl L. Lichtenberger, 79, of rural Decatur, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Carl was born in Van Wert County on May 27, 1932, to the late William H. and Ina M. (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger.
On April 18, 1954, Carl married Annabelle M. Shaffer.
Carl 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. Carl also served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Annabelle M. Lichtenberger of Decatur; three sons, Timothy C. (Mary Ann) Lichtenberger of Decatur; Mark L. Lichtenberger of Michigan City; and Johnathan L. (Shareen) Lichtenberger of Wren; two daughters, Rebecca A. (Terry) Reichard of Van Wert, and Leah L. Lichtenberger of Millersburg, Ind.; two brothers, Lloyd F. Lichtenberger of Berne, and Raymond Lichtenberger of York, S.C.; three sisters, Fern Walker of Van Wert; Betty Beer of Richburg, S.C.; and Kathryn Sanders of Grapeland, Texas; four grandchildren, Timothy, Holly, Lauren and Amber; and one great-grandson, Cole.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Lydia Rose, in infancy; a brother, Lawrence; and a sister, Mary Double.
Visitation will be on Sunday, May 20, and one hour prior to services, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Pastor Chris Moore and Pastor Kenneth Hogg officiating.
Burial will be in East Salem Cemetery, rural Decatur.
Memorials are to Cornerstone Church, Mt. Zion U.B. Church or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
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