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Alan "Porky" Lichtenstein
September 21, 1950 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Alan Ray Lichtenstein, 73, of Grand Mound, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones on October 6, 2023.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2023, in the funeral home. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound.
Al was born September 21, 1950, at Jane Lamb Memorial Hospital in Clinton, to Jack and Dorthy (Kallenbach) Lichtenstein. On May 17, 1974, Al married Gayle Van Est (Spalding) in Clinton. They shared 7 years of marriage. On February 17, 2001, Al married Jane Esbaum in Durant. The couple resided in Durant before moving to “the farm” in Grand Mound. Jane preceded him in death on August 1, 2022.
At an early age, Porky found his love of cars and making money. He owned a gas station in Clinton and later in Grand Mound before opening his auto mechanic shop, Al’s Cash Vintage Autos, also in Grand Mound. He was well known and well respected for his mechanical and restoration abilities.
Al’s joy in life was to buy, sell, and trade. A passion he passed on to his friends and family. Aside from his love of all things mechanical, he most treasured relationships. Al knew everyone, and everyone knew him, a network of friends that stretched far and wide. He took everyone who deserved it under his wing, sharing with them his love, knowledge, and advice. There were two ways to do things, Al’s way, and the wrong way, and he never shied away from telling you when you were doing the latter. Despite his gruff exterior, he was the “nicest asshole you’d ever meet.”
Surviving are his children, Paul (Jaime Steinbeck) Lichtenstein, and Paula (Todd) Rogers; bonus sons, Jamey Olsen, and Jeremy (Maria) Olsen; grandchildren, Ava and Jorja Lichtenstein, Elle Montegna, Jacob and Avery Grace Rogers, Ellie and Robbie Olsen and Carver Johnson; honorary grandchildren, Ashlyn, Jaxon, and Colton; and extended family, Tobe and Dave Ringen, Duane Hite, Annie Appleby, Amie (Gary) Felsing, and Abbie Appleby; and many other beloved friends and family.
In addition to his wife, Jane, he was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dean Lichtenstein, and best friend, Craig Christiansen.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com