Thomas "Tom" Lichtenberg
  • FCA Scholarship for Tom Lichtenberg
    C/O Raymond Turner
    8701 Leeds Road
    Kansas City, MO 64129
  • HPH Hospice
    12107 Majestic Blvd
    Hudson, FL 34667

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“I was a student at William Mason High School and played under coach Lichtenberg1967 thru 1969. I came home from Church today (November 13, 2016)...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Tom Hess - Elk Grove, CA

“Saddened to hear of the passing of Coach Lichtenberg . Tom and I coached and taught together at Wm . Mason High School and were partners in the...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Kenneth Jordan - Mason, OH

“Dear Sue Ann and family,Only recently did Tom and I learn of Tom's passing. We want to extend our sincere condolences. We so enjoyed our experience...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Mary M. Jones and Tom N. Jones - AR

“So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. The Apke's and Lichtenberg's shared many early memories and life events that remain dear in my memory. ”
4 of 36 | Posted by: Judy Apke Stewart - Dubois, WY

“I came across this when looking for an obituary for a colleague of mine. Coach Lichtenberg helped make Iowa State football great when I was astudent...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Bob Milroy - Palm Harbor, FL

“Mrs Sue Lichtenberg and family, I'm very saddened to hear about the passing of Coach Lichtenberg. You may not remember me playing football at...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Greg Bright, Morehead State Football 1976-80 - VA

“Sue Ann and Family, it is certainly difficult to put words to paper as to how much Tom meant to me. He was someone I could go to at Iowa State...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Van A. Hollaway - Nashville, TN

“Dear SueAnn and Family, I am sorry to hear of Coach Tom's passing but know he is in a peaceful and comfortable place. He still had that beautiful...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Christie Hollaway - Nashville, TN

“Sue Ann and family: We were very sad to learn of Tom's passing. We shared so many experiences and fond memories during your time at Ohio University....Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Skip Vosler - Athens, OH 45701, OH

“Saddened to hear of Coach TL's passing. One of the good guys of the world. Always caring, motivational and insprational . Got you to be better...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Mike Hays - Mason, OH

“Sue & Family-- My condolences to you all. Tom was featured in the Cincinnati paper. I have wonderful memories of those early days in Morehead ('73...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Fr. Chet Artysiewicz

“Dear Sue Ann and family, I thought that you might be interested to know that our UofL breakfast group met this morning and shared our "Lichty"...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Ken an Jean Porco - Louisville, KY

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Coach Lichtenberg recruited me to play at Iowa State University. When I first met him I knew I was going to be a...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Jack Seabrooke - FL - Friend

“I met Coach Lichtenberg while playing tennis for The Ohio State University during the late 1980's. My boyfriend at the time was a wide receiver so I...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Missy Wojta Weiss - Columbus, OH

“My best wishes to the family, always remember the good times. Coach gave me the chance to play college football at Morehead State. The memories and...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: john christopher - Berlin Heights, OH

“Tom was a terrific guy - always pleasant, funny, willing to do anything, a nice gentleman, really a great man! We did a lot of crazy things in our...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: shirley severhof - Monroe, OH

“Coach Lichtenburg was on the staff at Iowa State during my playing years 1974-1977. Although he was associated with the Offensive side of the field...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Mark Settle - Ames, IA

“Tom was a wonderful man who had a profound influence on my life. He was much more than a football coach - he was an inspiration and a role model for...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Greg Elfers - Mason, OH

“He treated all of us students the same and even we non athletes loved him! Prayers for the family. ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: David Young - Corbin, KY

“WOW, SO MANY MEMORIES OF THIS GREAT FAMILY! TO ALL OF YOU MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU. I REMEMBER TOM HOSTING A BUNCH OF US FROM THE OFFICE...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: CHRISTY BARNHART - LOGAN, OH

“WOW...I have so many things that I want to say. So many wonderful and funny memories of Tom and SueAnn and their precious family. I loved this...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Janine Girton Hurley - OH

“Brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, friend, there are lots of people in California mourning the passing of this great man. He will be missed but...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Reding - Pleasanton, CA

“Throughout my career as a 3-sport athlete, I was exposed to a lot of coaches and a lot of methods of motivation. Without a doubt, Coach Lichtenberg...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Forry Smith - Alamo, CA

“Very sorry to hear the news. Have fond memories of Tom and the whole Lichtenberg family. Tom recruited me from Dowling High to Iowa State in 1977. ...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Brian Neal - Urbandale, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tom was "THE" man to get the job done. He was an awesome man and a great dad. I remember him...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Sandra J.Graves (Brandt) - OH

“My Boys, Stanton and Tucker, and me are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I was always impressed with the knowledge, integrity and humor Tom showed...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Hugh Farthing - columbus, OH

“Sue and family I am so sorry to hear of coach's passing. When I think back on my life he had one of the most profound influence. I can say, without...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: jerry spaeth - KY

“May the peace God gives sustain your family during this difficult time.Lean on one another as the days ahead become to hard to bear alone.Share your...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Desiree' Sigler - Mobile, AL

“Coach, whcih is always what I will know him as, was way more than a coach. He was more like a life coach. He always had a positive attitude and...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Mark Spencer - Oxford, OH

“He was my life squad partner for several years. A great guy. My condolences to the entire family. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Larry Sturgill - Harrah, OK

“Coach Lichtenberg, "Tommy T-shirt", walked the halls of William Mason High and made a lasting impression on all the students - not just the athletes....Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Ed Wilson - Mason, OH

“Sue Ann and Family!! I am so sorry for your loss... Tom brought back pride and excitment to the OU football program when they needed it most!! Your...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Amy Kinneer - Nelsonville, OH

“I sit here in my classroom wishing that I had realized that Coach was only a short drive from my home... I was lucky enough to have gotten to know...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Sara Whyde Schwanzl - FL

“To Mrs Lichtenberg and family. I want to express my deepest sympathies to all of you.. Coach was a great guy and he did alot for me. It was a...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Andy Canter - Grove City, OH

“To Tom's family:What a great treat to have known Coach Tom. I refereed several games when he was at OU. The most memorable is when he was transported...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Henry Zaborniak - Millersport, OH

“Tom was a great friend and mentor to me during our years together on the ISU staff. He helped me learn the ropes and how to handle "Earle". I...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Dave and Mary Ann Triplett - IA


Thomas "Tom" Lichtenberg, 72, of Spring Hill, passed on May 26, 2013 under the care of Hospice. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended St. Frances Cabrini. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ted. His coaching journey started in 1962 at William Mason HS (with numerous stops in between) and ended in 2004. Along his journey, he and Sue Ann have made numerous friendships that have remained with them to this day. We can't thank everyone enough for your thoughtful words, concerns and the MANY visits he have throughout his battle. "He may have lost the war but he won the battle." He is survived by his wife of 52 yrs., Sue Ann of Spring Hill; children, Tami Bowles and her husband, Charlie of Novi, MI, Michelle Carmola and her husband, Mike of Granger, IN, Thomas Jr. of Toledo, OH, Susan Clines and her husband, Scott of Granger, IN and Anthony "Bubba" and his wife, Paige of Sylvania, OH, 12 grandchildren, Ashley and Kaley Bowles, Nick, Tony, and Jake Carmola, Peyton Lichtenberg, Maddie, Hannah, Emma and Abigail Clines, and Braydon and Blake Lichtenberg; and siblings, Tim and his wife, Cheryl, Kathy and her husband, Don, and Terry and his wife, Kim. Mass will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at St. Frances Cabrini. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:
FCA Scholarship for Tom Lichtenberg
c/o Raymond Turner
8701 Leeds Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64129
Or
HPH Hospice in Memoriaum of Thomas Lichtenberg
12107 Majestic Boulevard
Hudson, Florida 34667
Online donations taken at hph-hospice.org