Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team. A celebration of life is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 13000 Bennington Avenue, Grandview, MO, with a luncheon following in the church hall. Sam was born on Feb. 1, 1931 in Ottawa, KS, to Laura and Frank Lickteig. He graduated from Redemptorist High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended the Kansas City Art Institute and Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, MO. He married Mary Joan (Hoey) Lickteig in 1956. They soon made their home in Grandview, with their five children, where they lived for over 30 years. Sam volunteered 20 years to the city of Grandview serving as City Councilman, Planning Commissioner, President of Chamber, Steering Committee and the Chairman for St. Joseph Hospital in the 1970s. He was a Real Estate broker and Appraiser. Sam was preceded in death by the love of his life, Joan Lickteig, in July of 2012, his son, Matt 'Mickey' Lickteig in 1999, his parents, and his brothers Bob and Frank. Survivors are his children, Diana (Ron) Hennessey, Jennifer Lickteig, Amy (Brad) Turner, Jake (Missy) Lickteig; daughter-in-law, Laura (David) Cooper; his grandchildren, Kristen Hennessey, Katie (Daniel) Ottone, Rick Morales and Fallon Madrigal, Greg and Rob Lickteig, Zack and Madi Turner, Lucy, Gracie and Charlie Lickteig; great- grandchildren, Lola and Zoey Morales; his four siblings, Don Lickteig, Dee Airola, LaVerne Heider Harlow and LaVone O'Donnell; and numerous relatives and friends. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the MS Society
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Published by Kansas City Star on Nov. 18, 2012.