Uriah T. Licklider
June 17, 1918 - Dec. 3, 2006 RENVILLE -- Uriah Thomas Licklider, 88, of Renville died Sunday at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Renville. Burial will be at Fairview Cemet...
June 17, 1918 - Dec. 3, 2006
RENVILLE -- Uriah Thomas Licklider, 88, of Renville died Sunday at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Renville. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Renville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
He was born June 17, 1918, in Cherry Valley, Missouri, to Uriah and Barbara (Biggs) Licklider. He graduated from Leadwood High School in Leadwood, Mo., in 1937. He learned the printing trade and worked as an apprentice at the Leadwood Press. He worked in Littlefield, Texas, and then in Welcome. He started work at the Olivia Times-Journal in 1938.
He married Violet Delight Peterson on June 30, 1940, in Renville. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and trained as an electrician at Purdue University. He served in the Caribbean and Panama Canal areas aboard the submarine tender Anteous until 1945, when he returned to his newspaper and printing job in Olivia. He purchased the Renville Star-Farmer in 1948 with a partner and was the sole owner of the paper two years later. They moved to Renville in 1949 and published the paper until 1981, when they sold it to their son.
He served with the Community Development Corp., Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Renville County TV Corp., Renville Legion and VFW, Renville Masonic Lodge, and First Lutheran Church council and building committee. He was a founding member of the Renville United Appeal and volunteered for 25 years.
He is survived by his children: Delight (and Dale) Byrd of Omaha, Neb., Tom Licklider Jr. of North St. Paul (and Nancy Besse of New Ulm), Jane Licklider of Seward, Neb., Daniel (and Sandra) Licklider of Renville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Iva Surina, Mabel Kern, and June (and Jim) Hulsey, all of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife in April; one grandson; one brother and one sister.