Gene Mark Liechti, 57, of Arcadia, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Ben Dose officiating. Organist for the service will be Rebecca Dose. Casket bearers will be Kevin Liechti, Jay Liechti, Neil Liechti, Blake Liechti, Kyle Liechti, Jake Wittrock, Dale Wittrock and Paul Hinners. Burial will be at Arcadia Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, with a prayer service at 7. Visitation at Zion Lutheran Church will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Arcadia Cemetery Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Gene was born on April 21, 1965, in Carroll, Iowa, and was a son of John “Mac” and Ruth (Obman) Liechti. He grew up in Arcadia and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated from Ar-We-Va High School in 1983. He married Julie Schroeder on June 29, 1990, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. Gene was affectionately known by family and friends as Hoss. Trucking was his life. He began driving a semi out of high school for Liechti Brothers Trucking. He also drove for G&R Trucking before becoming an owner/operator in 1990 and continued to present day. In August 2018, exactly 50 years to the day, Gene and his brother Roger purchased the original site of Arcadia Livestock and Liechti Brothers Trucking. After 28 years, he finally got his shed.
He loved to grill and was especially known for his soy-sauce-marinated ribeye steaks along with a few “Diet Pepsis.” Gene was very close to his brothers, John and Roger. He was a mentor to his nephews and many others. Gene served for many years on the Arcadia Cemetery board. In his rare moments of spare time, he enjoyed going to truck shows, playing solitaire on the computer, watching “Hogan’s Heores,” and driving around Arcadia.
Gene is survived by his wife: Julie, of Arcadia; a daughter: Nicole Liechti, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; his siblings: John Liechti (Kristy) of Lake View and Roger Liechti (Beth) of Vail; his father-in-law: Stan “Spike” Schroeder of Arcadia; sister-in-law Tamie Davey (John) of Dakota Dunes; two aunts: Helen Leiting and Jeanett Liechti, both of Arcadia; one niece; six nephews; 10 great-nieces and -nephews; several cousins; and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Mac and Ruth Liechti; his mother-in-law: Margaret Schroeder; brother-in-law Danny Schroeder; and nephew Daniel Davey.
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