Age 79, passed away March 23, 2012. He was born June 21, 1932, in Lansing, and graduated from Holt High School and Taft College in California. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy. Tom worked as a brick layer and was part owner of Parker Brothers Construction. He was a member of Buck Reasoner Post #238 American Legion of Holt.
Surviving are: his wife of 59 years, Maxine; son, Kyle Lechlitner; daughter, Jane Griswold; grandchildren, Zachary, Christine and Justin Griswold; sister, Barbara (Richard) Gearhart.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at Holt United Methodist Church, with The Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Wagner and Pastor Bob Carpenter, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buck Reasoner Post #238, Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, or Holt United Methodist Church in memory of Thomas Lechlitner.