Alan R. Lickfeldt
April 20, 1950 – November 25, 2019
Alan R. Lickfeldt, 69, of Citrus Springs, Florida, passed away on Mon., Nov. 25, 2019 at the North Florida/South Georgia VAMC, Gainesville, Florida. A native of Bay City, Michigan, he was born April 20, 1950 to the late Eugene and the late Lorraine (DeGrow) Lickfeldt, one of five children. Alan honorably and proudly served his country from 1968-1974, in Vietnam, as a member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Reeves and on the rivers of the region. Mr. Lickfeldt graduated from the Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio in 1983 and also studied at the Institute of the Holy Land in Israel. As an ordained minister for several decades, Alan was also a Lifetime American Legion member and a former American Legion Chaplain for 14 years. As a gifted carpenter, Alan loved woodworking, but also loved sailing, hunting, and fishing. Alan moved to Citrus Springs in December of 2018 from East Tawas, Michigan and was a faithful member of Grace Bible Church, Homosassa, Florida. Alan is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Verna Lickfeldt of Citrus Springs; daughters Teresa Hoffman (husband Daniel) of Dunnellon, Florida and Erika Carpenter of Hale, Michigan; sister Glenna Swaffield (husband Jack) of Sterling, Michigan; brother Tim Lickfelt (wife Eva) of Au Gres, Michigan; sister Jan Ericson (husband Paul) of Tawas City, Michigan and brother Kurt Lickfelt (wife Roxanne), also of Tawas City, Michigan; grandchildren Shelby Romeo (husband Michael), Saleen Valentine, Nathan Lickfeldt (wife Natiera), Skylar Hoffman and Maya Ingram. Alan also has a great granddaughter on the way, Natalee Marie Romeo, due near Christmas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Grace Bible Church in Homosassa, Florida on Mon., Dec. 2, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon, where a celebration of life will take place at noon, officiated by Revs. Ray Herriman and Steve Amaral. Interment will be on Tues., Dec. 3, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery with the United States Navy and the American Legion rendering military honors. In lieu of flowers, Alan's family requests that memorial contributions in his name be made to Fisher House Foundation at www.fisherhouse.org . Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida. www.wilderfuneral.com
- Eugene Lickfeldt, Father (deceased)
- Lorraine DeGrow, Mother (deceased)
- Verna Lickfeldt, Beloved wife of 47 years
- Teresa Hoffman (Daniel), Daughter
- Erika Carpenter, Daughter
- Glenna Swaffield (Jack), Sister
- Tim Lickfelt (Eva), Brother
- Jan Ericson (Paul), Sister
- Kurt Lickfelt (Roxanne), Brother
- Shelby Romeo (Michael), Grandchild
- Saleen Valentine, Grandchild
- Nathan Lickfeldt (Natiera), Grandchild
- Skylar Hoffman, Grandchild
- Maya Ingram, Grandchild
- Natalee Marie Romeo, Great granddaughter due at Christmas
- Alan is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
- Friends Will Be Received Monday, December 2, 2019
- Celebration of Life Monday, December 2, 2019
- Interment With Military Honors Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Alan R. Lickfeldt
December 4, 2019
Dear Verna. Just today I learned that Al passed away. It really made me very sad, because back in 1968 at TAHS I felt that I had such a great friendship with Al. I believe you felt that in the summer of 2018 when You and Judith, Al and I sat at the bench outside the school. You asked to his health and Al said he was fine because he was talking to his Danish buddy. - Verna, I will always remember my American buddy, and Judith and I send you our condolances.
Esben Pedersen, Denmark. Class of '68, TAHS.
November 27, 2019
Hello. Verna... We are praying and thinking about you and your family at this time. I had been blessed with phone conversations with the preacher these past few years. Alan was truly an encourager . ! We pray the holy spirit gives you peace in all areas of your life. In. His care.... Don and Paulette cardin of pa.
November 27, 2019
Allen and Verna Lickfeldt are our next door neighbors. From the very first time we met them, we knew we would be friends. They are such nice people, and soon became beloved members of our neighborhood. Verna's cheerfulness and Allen's calm demeanor and humor were an instant hit in our community. My husband and I are so sorry we didn't get to make more memories with Alan and Verna as a couple. We will keep our heart and arms open to wrap around Verna at this sad, sad time, and I know the neighborhood will keep a protective watch over her and be there when she needs us. Eddie and l send our sincere sympathy to all of Alan's family. He will be missed.
Mike and Kim Carpenter
November 27, 2019
Dear Verna, Teresa, Erika, and families,
Our hearts break for you and your temporary loss. Learning of “Pastor’s” home going is such a shock.
We know the years have swiftly flown by and our lives took us in different directions but in our hearts you were and always will be dear friends. Sending big hugs and hugging each of you in prayer. Until that glorious reunion day. PLEASE let us know if you need anything. With love, Mike n Kim Carpenter
P. O. Box 688, Davison, Mi 48423
Kim’s cell... 810-845-6903