Doris Lickteig

Doris Lickteig

Doris Eva (Bach) Lickteig, 78, of Garnett died Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Anderson County Hospital.

Doris was the third of four children born to Fred and Florence (Feuerborn) Bach. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Garnett, Kansas. Doris attended the High Point School and then graduated from Garnett High School with the class of 1957. On September 22, 1958, Doris married Glen Lickteig at Holy Angels Church, Garnett. This union was blessed with four children. They made their home on the farm northeast of Garnett. Doris worked with Glen on the farm and in the dairy operation. She was especially suited for the twenty four hour day and seven day week, life of a farm wife. Doris was gifted in the areas of home-taught veterinarian skills as well as the kitchen. She would serve a great meal to anyone helping on the farm even with short notice. They operated the dairy from 1960 until 1992. They continued on the farm until 2010 when they “retired” and moved to town. After moving to town Doris still kept busy with her house and garden and taking care of the great grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and then Holy Angels Catholic Church after moving to Garnett. She was a member of the alter societies for both churches. Doris was a faithful servant, volunteering for any task from cleaning the church to baking a pie for a dinner. She was talented quilter, making quilts for all of the grandchildren and several other family members. Doris enjoyed spending time with family and playing cards at their gathering. She loved the holidays, as she would begin preparing for Christmas months in advance, April Fool’s Day and Halloween were close behind. Her greatest joy was her family; she will be missed for all of her loving deeds she shared with them.

Survivors include her husband Glen, of the home; son, Kevin and wife Kerry of Olathe, Kansas; two daughters, Cathy Barnes and husband, Mike of Garnett, Connie Powls, and husband, Dave of Holton, Kansas; seven grandchildren Kirby Barnes and wife, Kim. Seth Lickteig and wife, Amanda, Dane Lickteig and wife, Molly, Keegan Barnes and wife, Whitney, Spencer Lickteig, Michael Powls, and Justine Powls; seven great-grandchildren and one more due in February; brother, Herb Bach and wife, Cynthia of Jetmore, Kansas; sister, Phyllis Demoret and husband Bill, of Topeka, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kurt Lickteig in 1985; her parents, Fred and Florence Bach; brother, Don Bach; and her father and mother-in-law, August and Mary (Jockman) Lickteig.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Holy Angels Church, Garnett. Burial will follow in the Holy Angels Cemetery. The family will greet friends following a 6:00 PM Rosary Friday evening at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to USD #365 Endowment Association or Holy Angels Church. Condolences may be left at

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