Earl Lichtenberg, 84, rural Mayville
Earl Donald Lichtenberg, 84, rural Mayville, went to join the Lord on Dec. 10, 2018, from complications with congestive heart failure.
Earl was born April 11, 1934, to Edgar and Irma (Gentz) Lichtenberg in the same house where he currently resided and passed away in with his loving family by his side.
Earl married Mona Miescke on Sept. 27, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon. Earl was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church) Mayville, and had been a lifelong member; where he proudly held elected positions for the school and church.
Earl’s love for trucks started young when hauling milk by cans at age 16 to Purity cheese in Mayville. He grew that into the business of Lichtenberg Bros. to his final days, along with the selling of Christmas trees.
Modified racing at local racetracks was enhanced by 40 years of attending Indy time trials with the “Mayville Hot Rods” and was his time to enjoy his passion of auto racing. Earl served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 and was stationed in Germany. Earl had a huge heart and would help anyone in their time of need. He truly treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mona; children, Dale Lichtenberg of Mayville, and Diane (Daniel) Krueger of Mayville; five grandchildren, Heidi Lichtenberg, Jerome (Jade Gross) Krueger, Mark (Kayla) Lichtenberg, James Krueger, and Olivia (Joel) Voisin; four great-grandchildren, Ariana, Oliver, Xavier and Camilla; his brother, Roy (Sandy) Lichtenberg; his sisters, Joyce (David) Bruni, Jean Lichtenberg, and Judy Nass; brothers-in-law, Robert Miescke, and David (Cheri) Miescke; and sisters-in-law, Cecelia Immerfall and Lori Miescke. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; his brother, Roger Lichtenberg; daughter-in-law, Sandy Lichtenberg; brothers-in-law, Donald Miescke and Edward Miescke; and sisters-in-law, Sharon Miescke and Jeanez Miescke.
Family and friends may visit with the family at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 until 7 p.m. Visitation will also be at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church), Mayville, on Friday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Douglas Zahner will officiate. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the by Theresa American Legion Post 270.
Memorial donations in Earl’s name may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff of St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend, Hope Nursing Home in Lomira and Compasses Hospice Care for their wonderful and compassionate care of Earl.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.