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1943 Ronald 2022

Ronald Keith Lickteig

February 26, 1943 — October 18, 2022

Ronald Keith "Ron" Lickteig passed away on the farm he loved near Greeley, Kansas on October 18, 2022. He was born the second of ten children to Maurice "Dutch" Lickteig and Florence (Brummel) Lickteig on February 26, 1943. He attended St. John's elementary school and graduated in 1961 from Greeley High School. Ron attended Donnelley College in Kansas City, Kansas for several semesters. He joined the U.S. Army National Guard in 1963 completing six months of basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and served his country honorably for six years.

In high school, Ron began working part-time at the Greeley Co-op as a truck driver delivering grain and continued working there after graduating. He worked at the Garnett Church Furniture and Manufacturing Company delivering and installing church pews, and then worked many years for BOP (General Motors). Ron spent most of his career in construction and advanced from foreman to superintendent with Shawnee Construction. Later he worked for several other companies including Muehlberger Concrete and, with a partner, formed his own company called OSAD Construction. Upon retirement, he was a stockman who loved his cattle and horses and raising livestock.

On April 24, 1971, Ron married Deborah "Debbie" Mattix at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Overland Park, Kansas. They later divorced. They were blessed with two children, Tiffany and Trent Lickteig.

Ron loved to hunt, including elk trips to Colorado, and he was an early founding member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which was established in 1984. In later life he enjoyed attending auctions, including his favorite on Tuesdays at the Garnett Sale Barn. He was a generous man who had a good sense of humor and could "spin a yarn". He was a KU fan and a proud grandfather.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, his father in 1997 and his mother in 2013, and two brothers, Howard Lickteig in 2005 and James F. "Jim" Lickteig in 2011.

He is survived by his children Tiffany Lickteig, Lenexa, Kansas, and Trent Lickteig and wife Jennifer Lickteig, and two granddaughters, Claire and Grace Lickteig, Scottsdale, Arizona; four brothers: Jacob and Alice Lickteig, Garnett, Kansas; Merle and Mary Lickteig, Overland Park, Kansas; Dean and Diana Lickteig and Rick and Gail Lickteig, Greeley, Kansas; three sisters: Nancy and Ray Lee and Dorothy J. "Dot" Lickteig, Overland Park, Kansas and Lynn Lickteig and Kevin Benjamin, Boulder, Colorado; sister-in-law Sheri Lickteig, Overland Park, Kansas; 16 nieces and nephews and 24 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins and friends.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Garnett, KS. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Greeley, KS, with a luncheon afterwards at St. John's Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and left in care of the funeral home, or mailed directly to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek, Missoula, MT 59808, or through their website link - https://www.rmef.org/donate/memorials-honoraria/
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Memorial Service

Friday, October 28, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Inurnment

Friday, October 28, 2022

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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