Mary A. Lichtle, 84, of Decatur, IN, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, June, 30, 2020. Mary was born in Decatur on April 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Jacob C. and Frances V. (Miller) Heimann. On February 15, 1958, she married William A. Lichtle.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was a member of its Rosary Society. She was also a 1954 graduate of Decatur Catholic High School.
Mary worked as the Court Reporter and Office Manager for the Adams County Superior Court System, retiring in 1998 after 19 years. Prior to that she did clerical work for General Electric and was the longtime secretary for the Smith & Burry Attorney’s Office in Decatur.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, and shopping. Every year she looked forward to the time her whole family could be together again at the annual gathering in the Great Lakes Region. She cherished her many winters in Florida with her husband, Bill.
Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years, William A. “Bill” Lichtle of Decatur; 2 sons, John W. (Sandra) Lichtle of Fishers and Roger P. (Melissa) Lichtle of Decatur; 2 daughters, Victoria F. (Brian) Coats of Anthem, AZ and Carolyn M. (Douglas) Yoder of Hoagland; a twin sister, Rita Gerber of Decatur; 9 grandchildren, Stacey Lichtle, Justin (Olivia) Lichtle, Jason (Karen) Radenbush, Katherine Coats, Ryan Yoder, Reid (Cayla) Yoder, Rachel (Greg) Peterson, Sarah (Cody) Hess and Abigail (Jacob) Fry; 6 great grandchildren and 2 great on the way.
Mary was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jerome, Fred and Charles Heimann; 6 sisters, Helen Heimann, Justine Miller, Margaret Savieo, Joan Wilder, Kathleen Baker and Irene Grove.
A private family visitation and a private reciting of the Holy Rosary will be held at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Heartland Hospice.
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