Thursday, May 17, 2007

In Memory Of Robert L. Liechti

My Father-In-Law passed away on Mothers Day. I have heard him called harsh, gruff and grumpy. Everyone that really knew him knew that was just on the outside. On the inside was one of the most caring people you could possibly hope to meet.

Robert L. Liechti


Robert L. Liechti, 79, St. Joseph, Mo., died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at his home.
Mr. Liechti was born on May 15, 1927, in St. Joseph and graduated from Lafayette High School in 1945.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Robert married Violet Lorraine Higbe on April 24, 1986. She survives of the home.
He was a director of finance for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 35 years of service.
Mr. Liechti was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth "Penny" Pennington; parents; stepson, Randall Scott; and six siblings.
Robert was a member of Woodson Chapel Christian Church; Sgt. Charles E. Tye Evans V.F.W. Post No. 6760 and Pony Express American Legion Post No. 359. He was an avid woodworker.
Additional survivors: his daughter, Susan Parker of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Steve Liechti, and wife, Robbi; and Brian Liechti, all of St. Joseph; two sisters, Marie Dixon of Clarksdale, Mo.; and Ruth Mooney of Camdenton, Mo.; stepson, Mark Scott of St. Joseph; two stepdaughters, Susan Schantz, and husband, David of St. Joseph; and Diane Donahoo, and husband, Danny of Savannah, Mo.; as well as, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Woodson Chapel Christian Church, St. Joseph. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Liechti will be removed from the funeral home to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society or Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

I'm sure I know where his soul is now, and I have a feeling that he has already offered to help out any way he can. Add a room onto the mansion, or build a kitchen cabinet. Getting things ready for the day that he once again sees the friends and family he has left behind.

Rest In Peace Robert.

Thanks go to:
The St. Joseph News-Press.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Just asking... he served as a high school student in WW2?

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