Carolyn R. Liechty, 85, of Berne passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born June 25, 1935, in Fort Wayne to Warren and Eva (Watt) Clauser. She was married May 8, 1955, at Central E.U.B. Church in South Bend to Larry D. Liechty.
She graduated from Washington Clay High School in South Bend. She served as secretary to the general agent of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance after graduation until her marriage, and then she moved to Berne. She worked two years in the office of Berco and then started her family.
She was a member of First Missionary Church in Berne, where she assisted Sunday school teachers, helped in the nursery and enjoyed singing in the choir. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Bill) Reed of Decatur; two sons, Robert (Sharon) Liechty of Fort Wayne; and Craig (Cassy) Liechty of Burlington, Kentucky; two brothers, Richard Clauser of South Bend; and Bob (Ginny) Clauser of Fort Wayne; brother-in-law, Jerry (Peg) Baker of Fort Wayne; Larry’s surviving family, Dave (Judy) Gorrell; Pat Buuck; and Danny Liechty; eight grandchildren, Brandon (Taryn) Liechty; Jordan (Taylor) Liechty; Jonathan Liechty; Jacob Liechty; Jace Liechty; Monica (Nick) Sliger; Megan Powell; and Holly (Michael) Wenger; and eight great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Powell; Owen and Milo Neuberger; Silas and Selah Wenger; and Lewis, Elaine and Blakely Liechty.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on September 4, 2015; son, Tom Liechty; infant daughter, Nancy Jo; sister, Phyllis Baker; and two brothers, Warren and Jim Clauser.
Visitation will be three hours prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service Saturday, June 5 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Dathen Foust and Pastor Michael Wenger. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to First Missionary Church missions.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.