Funeral services for Perry Lichty, age 92, of Creighton, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at United Methodist Church in Creighton. Reverend Bev Lanzendorf will officiate, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.
Perry died Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Sumner Place Care Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Perry Ray Lichty, son of Perry Ray Sr and Bessie (Styer) Lichty was born December 22, 1922, at Royal, Nebraska. He entered into eternal rest on the morning of December 20, 2015, after a brief illness. Perry attended Sunnyside, District 77 School near Brunswick. He married the love of his life Opal Lucille Vogel on August 22, 1942. They farmed near Brunswick and Plainview until purchasing a farm near Creighton in 1952. They retired to Creighton in 1987. Perry was a member of the United Methodist Church of Creighton. He was a daily coffee drinker at Jerry's and loved to find a new rumor to keep life interesting in Creighton. He was a regular dancer at the Creighton Care Center, while Opal lived there and Plainview VFW hall for years. He found another wonderful woman to spend time with at one of those dances and was a very dedicated and loving person to have at his side, Jackie Christo. His girls found it a blessing to have her in his life, it completed their dad. Perry moved to Sumner Place in Lincoln October of 2013. He quickly was one of the favorite people to be with among the staff and other residents.
His survivors are daughters, Sharon Adamson, son in law, Kent Adamson and Linda Effle, son in law, James Effle; grandchildren, Miste Adamson, Jassen and Wanda Adamson, Sheila and Paul Hayes, Kimberly Effle, Nickolas and Nicole Effle all of Lincoln; great grandchildren, Courteney Lemoine, Payton, Kirsten and Jordan Adamson, Josh and Michelle, Tyler and Cole Hayes, Stephanie and Zackary Baars, Alexis, Jaxson and Tiszon Effle all of Lincoln; brother, Terry of California; sisters-in-law, Donna Green from California and Georgie May Vogel from Indiana; several nephews and nieces, and friends.
He lived a caring life all of his years. One special moment that youngest daughter remembers was when the last fitting of her wedding gown was being done and Perry disappeared from the room. Opal quickly followed and when returning Bessie asked what was up, she said, "He is not ready to let his little girl go yet." He found time from his busy farming life to spend quality time with those he adored, if it was hooking up the manure spreader to take the family to a fishing hole for an evening of fishing and picnic. His favorite meal was roasted locker dogs and they were always served for Father's day family celebration.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Perry Sr. and Bessie Lichty; his wife, Opal Lichty.