Richard Lee Lichlyter, 76, Jasper

Richard LichlyterRichard Lee Lichlyter, 76, of Jasper, died Friday (May 5) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg May 12, 1940, to Daniel and Jeneva (Kraft) Lichlyter.

Richard owned and operated Rich’s Gas Mart in Jasper for many years, a sponsor of Spike Gehlhausen’s Indianapolis 500 car. He also worked for Kimball at the Jasper Corporation and Heritage Hills locations. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandy Lichlyter, Boston, Massachusetts and Chris Crane and husband David, Alexandria, Virginia; one son, Scott Lichlyter, Huntingburg; four grandsons, Forrest, William, and Sam Crane and Hudson Roddy; two sisters, Dorothy Halland husband Wallace, Jasper, and Sharon Lichlyter, Evansville; and one brother, Donnie Lichlyter and Pete, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Lichlyter Petry and three brothers, Daniel Jr, Bob, and John Lichlyter.

Friends may call from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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