Richard "Dick" Lichter
1941 - 2020
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Richard "Dick" Lichter

Richard "Dick" Lichter, 79 years old, resident of Phoenix, AZ since 1983 and former longtime resident of the Chain of Lakes area passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born June 10, 1941 to the late Harold Richard and Emily Ulbich Lichter in Chicago, IL. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1957 until 1963. Dick married Vivian Francis Fernbach on August 22, 1959 in Chicago, IL and she preceded him in death on November 5, 2019. He owned and operated R&V Enterprises, a trucking company he started, and he continued to run the business until his passing. His passion was golf, and he played a couple times a week with family and friends. Dick loved to entertain those close to him and especially loved spending time with his family. Dick was a people person and he certainly lived a full life. He will be greatly missed; but not forgotten. Bless his heart and may he rest in peace.

Survivors include sons, Larry (Catherine) Lichter, Michael (Katrina) Lichter, Steven Lichter, and Robert (Lisa) Lichter; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and sister, Lois Dalton. Along with his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by his grandson, Brandon Lichter; and sisters, Rosemary Ley and Karen Sortino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the spring of 2021. The date and time of services will be published later. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. Antioch, IL 60002. For additional information, please call (847)-395-4000. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 11020 W Plank Ct #200, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Please sign the online guestbook for Richard at

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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