Robert Martin Lichlyter, 89, Huntingburg

Robert LihlyterRobert Martin Lichlyter, 89, of Huntingburg, died Friday (August 23) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.         He was born April 5, 1924, in Huntingburg to Jacob and Serfronia (Mason) Lichlyter. He married E. Naomi Simpson of Gentryville on December 24, 1942, in Evansville.

Bob served in the United States Army during World War II from 1945-1947. He worked as a tool and die maker for International Harvester and Servel in Indiana. He later became a used car dealer in Phoenix, Arizona, and several places in Indiana, most recently, in Huntingburg. He was a member of the Huntingburg V.F.W. Post #2366 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his long time companion, Earlene Schmett, Huntingburg; on brother, Russell Lichlyter, Jimmerson Lake, Indiana; two sisters, Peggy Bockting, Tucson, Arizona, and Betty Croft, Marion, Kentucky; his former wife, Naomi; one son, Jack Lichlyter and wife Nikkk; four daughters,  Vicki (spouse: Hank) Giesecke, Diane Brooks, Dale (spouse: Steve) Houser, and Sherri (spouse: Mike) Kirk all of Arizona; nine grandchildren, assorted step grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Daniel Lichlyter; three sisters, Wilma Hoffhaus, Irene Polen, and Jean Fleck; one infant daughter, Debbie Lichlyter; and one infant grandson, Thomas Matheus.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Monday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on-line at

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