LA CROSSE — James L. “Jim” Lalicker, 76, died Feb. 12, 2016, at his home in La Crosse. Born Jan. 10, 1940, in Gage, Okla., he was the son of Hugh Elwood and Stella Ann (Lamb) Lalicker. In 1958 he graduated from Gage High School in Gage, Okla. On April 8, 1961, he married Barbara Pace in the state of Washington. They divorced. On Dec. 5, 1975, he married Judy Kay (Conway) Hammer in Meade. A resident of La Crosse for 13 years, moving from Hays, he was an auto mechanic, and auto salesman before his retirement.
Mr. Lalicker was a United States Army veteran serving in Iceland during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in La Crosse, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9076 in Hays, a former coach for the Meade Recreation in Meade, and a former Boy Scout leader in Gage, Okla.
Survivors include, his wife, Judy Kay Lalicker of La Crosse; three sons, Robert Alan Lalicker (Amy), of Graham, Wash., Jack Lee Lalicker (Laurel), of Wellington, Colo., and Jason Eugene Lalicker (Paula), of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three daughters, Brenda Lalicker of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Darla Lalicker and Dianna Kelly, both of Seattle Wash.; 18 grandchildren, Misty Dryden (Doug), Justin Lalicker (Amber), Lacey Bonner (Lucas), Joshua Lalicker, McKenzie Wilkinson, Olivia DeGoy Moreira, Marcus DeGoy Moreira, Mario DeGoy Moreira, Cecilia DeGoy Moreira, Jeffrey Nucci, Timothy Kelly, Caleb Kelly, Jordan Lalicker, Michael Lalicker, Travis Lalicker, Bethany Lalicker, Channing Smith (Brian), and Mallorie Patrick; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Jo Lalicker of Gage, Okla.; one sister, Donna Jean Lalicker of Gage, Okla.; and his former wife, Barbara Jamal of Seattle, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Donald Lalicker.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse with Brother Terry Warner officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Rush County Memorial Hospital, Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, or the United Methodist Church, all in La Crosse. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 550
LaCrosse, KS. 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2016