Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

2408 West Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL


Warren D. "Pete" Lichtenberger

2 September, 19257 February, 2020

Warren D. “Pete” Lichtenberger, 94, of Peoria, passed away at 5:22 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria. He was born in Decatur on September 2, 1925, a son of Jennings Bryan and Beatrice (Burchard) Lichtenberger. He married Betty L. Dehority on April 17, 1955 in Decatur. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2019 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Wallace; four other brothers, Ronald, Forrest, Paul, and William; and six sisters, Odessa Wickersham, Jeanne Standley, Barbara Tenney, Donna McDaniel, Sandra McConollee, and Phyllis Lichtenberger.

Pete is survived by his two children, Ann (Michael) Unes and Jeffrey (Sue) Lichtenberger, both of Peoria; six grandchildren, John (Abbey) Unes, Andrew Lichtenberger, Laura (Ryan) McGinty, Peter Lichtenberger, Dr. Katie (Joe Howard) Unes, and J.J. (Emily) Lichtenberger; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Duggan and Linda (Dick) Brawner; and many nieces and nephews. Pete was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He worked as a buyer for Springer-Burklund, a tobacco and candy wholesaler, retiring in1990. He was a member of the National Candy Wholesalers Association, achieving their Candy Man of the Year Award in 1990. Pete was also a past master mason of Great Light Lodge #1064 AF & AM in Decatur, a past assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 155 in Peoria, and loved traveling to many cities for candy conventions over the years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peoria.

Pete’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peoria. Rev. William R. Dohle, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. also on Friday at the church. Burial will take place in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Apostolic Christian Skylines for their friendship and loving care of both Pete and Betty. Memorials may be made to his church or Apostolic Christian Skylines.

Online condolences may be sent to Pete’s family at www.woolsey-wilton.com.


  • St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Apostolic Christian Skylines


  • Visitation Friday, 14 February , 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, 14 February , 2020
  • Burial Friday, 14 February , 2020


Warren D. "Pete" Lichtenberger

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Rhonda Meister

14 February 2020

I enjoyed many years of working with your dad at Springer Burklund Company. To reconnect with him many years later at Skylines was an added blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know you will miss him. , but we know he is delighted to once again be with your mom, his beloved.


12 February 2020

Uncle Pete & Aunt Betty were such a special couple. We were blessed to have them in our lives. Uncle Pete always greeted you with a smile, ready to hear your latest news. What a truly gracious man, always thinking of others. What a blessing he was to his family.
Thanks, Uncle Pete. We will miss you. Robert, Mary and family

Christine Miller

10 February 2020

Ann (&Jeff) I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember seeing Uncle Pete at St Paul's when I would attend to see my grandson during some ceremonies that he had there when he was younger. Uncle Pete was always courteous and friendly and excited to see family as was your mother also. Both of them were very special people and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless to all of you, love and condolences Christine Wickersham Miller

Mark Stoltz

10 February 2020

My name is Mark Stoltz. I worked for the Wrigley gum company for over 27 years. I called on Pete for all of those years. Pete taught me a lot about the candy and gum business. He was always a true gentleman and was greatly respected by all in the business.

I am sure he will be greatly missed by his family. My condolences.

Judy Sullivan

9 February 2020

Ann and Jeff,
I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Sorry I didn't know about your mother's passing last year. I met your parents when they lived at Old Orchard Apartments, I was the janitor there. I loved running into them in the hall and talking to them. They both kept me laughing. Pete would always forget his cane somewhere and I would take it to him. They both were the sweetest people I have met. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.
Judy Sullivan

Juli Palka

9 February 2020

Ann and Jeff,
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad. Your parents were two of my favorite people. My husband Kevin (who passed in 2011) and I were fortunate enough to live across the street from them on Western for many years. We always said they were relationship goals for us! Your dad was one of the kindest people I have ever met, and his stories were the best. Praying for peace and comfort in the days to come.
Juli Palka

Susan Hammontree

8 February 2020

Ann and Jeff,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Pete’s passing. I remember him fondly as a cheerful, kind and giving man. My mother, Odessa, always enjoyed visits from him and your dear mother. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families. God bless you and give you comfort and peace.
With love,
Sue Hammontree