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Obits > 1961 - George Lickhard

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
March 31, 1961 - Friday, pg 6 col 2
George Lickhard Dies At Home In Portland; Funeral On Saturday
Prophetstown: - George Lickhard, 84, Rte, one, Prophetstown, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at his home in Portland township.  He was the father of Mrs. Herman Oltman and Mrs. Werdell Clark, both of Rock Falls.
The body was removed to the Gardner Funeral Chapel in Prophetstown where friends may call this evening.  It will be taken to the Yorktown Lutheran Church at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to lie in state until the hour of services.  Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Earl Peters, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown cemetery.
A memorial has been established with funds to be given to the Yorktown Lutheran Church.
Mr. Lickhard was born March 27, 1877 in Thomas, Bureau county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caspar Lickhard.  He attended the Thomas schools.  He was married to Leora Rollo in New Bedford on Aug. 5, 1902. They farmed all of their married life and for the past 54 years in Portland Township.
Survivors are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Lucille) Oltman and Mrs. Werdell (Arlene) Clark, both of Rock Falls; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Sandrock, Prophetstown;   Mrs. Frank Buren, Clinton, Iowa.
He was preced in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

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