John Licht Jr., 64

John J. Licht Jr., 64, passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2013. He was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Cedarburg, to John and Lucille Licht. John was raised in Cedarburg but moved to Las Vegas in 1997.

John had many accomplishments in his life. John served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was also a current member of the American Legion. John volunteered as a youth sports coach for his children, as well as being a Boy Scout leader. John also volunteered his time by maintaining several local parks.

John worked as a union sheet metal worker in Wisconsin and Nevada. He retired after 42 years. He was well-liked and respected by his union brothers. John was preceded in death by his father, John J. Licht Sr. He is survived by his wife, of 24 years, Kathleen (Braatz); his children, Justyn and Jonathan and Stuart Goforth of Hartford; his grandchildren, Nolan and Dacien; his mother, Lucille; his sisters, Jacqueline and Jennifer; and his brother, Jim. John also leaves behind his mother and father-in-law, Caroline and James Braatz of West Bend.

At Johnís request, there will be no services. In honor of his memory, his wish is for others to follow in his footsteps by volunteering their services in their community.