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Paul S. Liechty, 93, of Berne, passed away on July 22 at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born on November 17, 1917, in Adams County to Albert W. and Ida Moser Liechty.
Paul taught for four years in Union City, Indiana, and for 30 years in elementary schools at Decatur. He graduated from Goshen College in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in education and received a master's degree in education and a specialist degree in education from Ball State University at Muncie.
Paul was a member of First Mennonite Church at Berne, at which he taught Sunday School and helped in the church library. He was also on the executive board of the Mennonite Choral Society for many years.
His special interests were listening to classical music, playing the piano, and reading. Each year, for 40 years, he wrote a Christmas carol.
He was also a veteran of World War II, serving in civilian public service for four years.
Surviving are one sister, Anna V. Liechty of Berne; two nieces, Martha Showalter of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Miriam Griffin of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and one nephew, Jonathan Habegger of Tucson, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary J. Augsburger and Ruth B. Habegger.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Swiss Village, with Pastors Jerry Flueckiger and Jeff Linthicum officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday at Swiss Village.
Memorials are to the Mennonite Mission Network, to the Swiss Village Samaritan Fund, and/or to the Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission.
Funeral arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.