Lighthearted obituary: Heartbreak over Chiefs contributed to man's death

GRANDVIEW, Mo. - One local family is able to find some humor in a time of mourning.

Loren Lickteig, an Air Force veteran and former Grandview councilman, passed away Nov. 14. His obituary, printed in The Kansas City Star, reads as follows:

"Loren G. 'Sam' Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs."

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Lickteig's daughter, Jennifer, said her dad was a longtime Chiefs fan.

"My dad was such a comedian," she said. "He loved the Chiefs, so we had to let him have the last word."

"If we weren't laughing, we'd be crying," daughter Diana Hennessey said.

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Lickteig did not write his own obituary, but his daughters said he would have approved of the humor many are finding in it.

The obituary comes the same day as a 28-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals where many Chiefs fans donned black at Arrowhead Stadium in protest of the season and General Manager Scott Pioli.

The Chiefs are 1-9 this season.

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