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Nancy Jean Lichtensteiger

August 6, 1964 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 57)


Nancy Jean Lichtensteiger, 57, of Ohio City, passed away at 2:52 AM on Saturday, June 04, 2022 at Lima Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born on August 06, 1964, in Dover, NJ, the daughter of the late Paul Struble and Theresa (Zawistowski) Chivington. Nancy came to Van Wert from West Milford, NJ as a child and graduated from Van Wert High School in 1982.

On September 07, 1991, she married the love of her life, Andy Lichtensteiger. Together, they shared 30 years of memories.

Early in her career, Nancy worked as a dental assistant before becoming a rural mail carrier with the US Postal Service, from which she retired in 2021 due to her illness.

Nancy liked playing board games and cards with her family and friends. She looked forward to the return of the hummingbirds each year and loved to take her family on various adventures with her.

A caring, giving person, Nancy cherished her family and time spent with them. She especially enjoyed being a grandmother and had a special bond with her granddaughter.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Andy Lichtensteiger of Ohio City; sons: Daniel Lichtensteiger and Joshua (Jenna) Lichtensteiger; mother, Theresa Chivington; granddaughter, Emma Lichtensteiger, all of Van Wert; brother, Stephen (Roseann) Struble of New Jersey; sisters: Theresa (Mike) Pollock of Florida; JoAnn Moynihan of Van Wert; Christine (Tony) Lochard of St. Marys; nieces and nephews: Jamie, Samantha, Kori, Cody, Kara, Stepheni, Amber, Stephen Jr, L.T; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, including Jaylin, Jaxson, Averie and Briar.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Michael.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 PM on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891. Burial will take place privately in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Nancy`s memory may be directed to National Breast Cancer Foundation, 

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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June 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

June 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Woodland Cemetery
10968 Woodland Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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