LERNA — John G. Lichauer died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he also lived in Charleston, Illinois before moving to Knoxville, TN. He enjoyed photography, painting, fishing, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, woodworking, carpentry, and thrift store shopping.
Ordained a deacon in 1976, he served as a United Methodist Minister in Central Illinois for 10 years. He later became the director of the Addiction program at Heritage Behavioral Health Center in Decatur, Illinois. After retirement, he enjoyed volunteering as an interpreter at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna, Illinois portraying historic figures such Thomas Lincoln and a circuit riding preacher.
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He is preceded in death by his parents, Audrienne Elizabeth Stahl and James Elmer Lichauer.
Survived by his wife, Joan Henn; son, James William Lichauer; stepdaughters, LoAnn (William) Price and Tamara Stevens; grandchildren, William, Justin, and Triesten Wright, Kyle Lichauer, Laura Hicks, and Kaitlin (Matthew) King; brother, James Edward (Nancy) Lichauer and sister Mary Louise (Michael) Quinn.
Memorials may be made to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001, www.psp.org