KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Loren "Sam" Lickteig led a fulfilling life -- a loving wife and family, a stint in the Air Force, a career as a real estate broker and a spell on the city council. But in passing, he's now become a part of Kansas City Chiefs lore.
"Oh, he would've loved it," Lickteig's son, Jake, told FOXSportsKansasCity.com when asked about his dad, whose obituary became headline news across the nation. "He would've laughed. He would've gotten a huge kick out of it."
The elder Lickteig, a longtime fan of the Chiefs, died Nov. 14 after complications from multiple sclerosis, a disease the 81-year-old had battled with over the past three decades. In a tribute to their father's sense of humor, Sam's oldest daughter, Diana, decided to put a little twist into the opening paragraph of his obituary.
"Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS," read the piece that ran in Sunday's editions of the Kansas City Star, "and heartbreaking disappointment ca...