Wilmer Joseph "Joe" Lichtenegger, 89, of Trumann, Ark., formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
He was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Shawneetown, Mo., the son of August Theodore Lichtenegger and Ottilie Meyr Lichtenegger. He married Ruby M. Knight on Dec. 22, 1932. She preceded him in death on Dc. 24, 1981.
He was a retired traveling salesman. He had been an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Layman's League. He also was an active member of the AARP and helped found the Camp Latonka Girl Scout Camp and the Lutheran Camp at Wappapello, Mo.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Helen Duggar of Jonesboro, Ark., and Judy Lee of Trumann; a brother, Melvin Lichtenegger of Jackson, Mo.; a sister, Helen Schmidt of Frohna, Mo.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Poplar Bluff with the Rev. Larry Feldt officiating.
Burial will be at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.