Andrew James Lichtenwald, 18, of Fayette, Ohio, died Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seneca Township, Mich., the result of an off-road bike accident.
He was born May 31, 1998, in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Andrew L. Lichtenwald and Valerie C. Grime.
Andrew was enrolled as a senior at Fayette High School. In addition to his academics, he was employed by his family’s business, Borderline Express. He was an active member of the Fayette FFA and also belonged to the Fayette 4-H Country Club.
He is remembered as an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and trapshooting. Known as “Full-Throttle Wide-Open,” one of his favorite outdoor passions was dirt biking, as well as fishing. He was skilled in working with his hands, especially in mechanics.
He is survived by his parents, Andrew Lichtenwald (and fiancée Tiffany Inman) of Fayette and Valerie Grime (and Jim Derby) of Morenci; siblings Alyssa and Aryn, both at home; maternal grandparents, James and Judy Grime of Wauseon; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Melody Lichtenwald of Fayette; paternal uncle, Doug (and Alecia) Lichtenwald of Fayette; paternal aunt, Sarah (and JR) Asbury of Fayette; several nieces and nephews; numerous great-aunts and great-uncles; and many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents; Lucille and Dale Grime; paternal great-grandparents, Larry and Mary Lou Wilson, and Doug and Irene Lichtenwald; two cousins, Shane Kunkle and Adam Lichtenwald; a maternal aunt, Patty Baumgartner; a paternal uncle, Al Lichtenwald; and a paternal aunt, Vicki Lichtenwald.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Fayette Local Schools, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school. In his honor, the family suggests that those attending Andrew’s service please wear their favorite race gear or camouflage.
Arrangements are being handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Fayette FFA.