December 30, 1954


June 9, 2020



Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, June 12, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home, 4402 E Saunders, Laredo, TX 78041. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. from Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for a holy Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Interment will be held at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


Surrounded by his family and sustained through the prayers in his final hours, Sir Knight Nicholas “Nick” Charles Lichtenberger went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Nick started his career as a paramedic before he became a police officer in Freer, Texas, where he served the community for two years. Nick then applied for the police academy in Laredo, Texas graduating with the highest academic achievement in his class and devotedly served the Laredo community for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant. A veteran officer of the Laredo Police Department, Nick received numerous recognitions, including Investigator of the Month in January 1993, May 1993, October 1993, February 1994 and May 1994, distinguished by the Webb County Domestic Violence, and an acknowledgement by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2009. As a result of his illness and his need for treatment, Nick spent a substantial amount of time in San Antonio, Texas where he became a member of St. Rose of Lima Knights of Columbus Council 11599 and a 4th Degree Charter Member of the St. Rodrigo Aguilar Alemán Assembly 3795. He dedicated his time and talents to serving as a Faithful Sentinel.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas C. Lichtenberger, a daughter, Linda Melissa Torres, a sister, Rachel Vasquez, a step-sibling, David Cavazos, and a niece, Ariel Shea Lichtenberger.

Nick is survived by his beloved wife, Oralia Lichtenberger; children, Veronica (Michael Speer) Torres, Araceli (Carlos Cruz) Flores, and Anna (Jesus Ruiz) Lichtenberger; grandchildren, Stefanie Speer, April Speer, Timothy Speer, Allison Speer, Amber Speer, Aaron Chandarlis, Brandon Chandarlis, Krystal Zamora, Carlos Cruz Jr., and Adrian Herrera; and great grandchildren, Layla Ceja, Luis Ceja Jr., Melanie Vaquera, and Matthew Speer. stepmother, Elma Lichtenberger; siblings, Evelyn Huerta, Richard O. (Anna) Lichtenberger, and Jose Delfino Lichtenberger; step-siblings, Consuelo Bazan, Isidoro “Lolo” (Gracie) Cavazos, and Manuel (Nellie) Cavazos.



  1. Oralia and family- I was truly saddened by the news of Nick’s passing. I have many fond memories of him, Araceli, and Annie together in class. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. May eternal light shine upon him.

  2. Carlos Guerrero

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Lichtenberger family. May the Lord bring peace to your hearts during this difficult time of great sadness and sorrow.

  3. To the family:
    First and foremost, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Mr. Lichtenberger was nicest, funniest, most welcoming person. He treated me like one of his own and for that I am so grateful. It was an honor to know him. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  4. My condolences to your family in this hour grief. May he rest in peace. From his fellow academy brother, retired K-9 instructor, G. Lerma.

  5. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Please accept my condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. May God give him eternal rest and you and your family the strength to bear the great pain.

  6. My sincere condolences to you and the entire family. Prayers for NIcks eternal rest of may his soul rest in peace in our lord’s loving embrace. May you always find comfort in all the beautiful memories, laughs and smiles. We love you prima. With all our love always, Pat and Margie Huerta?????

  7. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Continued prayers that God will give peace and strength in your time of need.

    With much love,
    Mr. And Mrs. Bernie Vasquez
    6104 Colt Dr
    Laredo, TX 78043

  8. Araceli Sanchez Gamboa

    Oralia & family,

    My deepest condolences . Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Araceli Sanchez Gamboa

    Oralia & family,

    My deepest condolences. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a kind and humble person that I had the pleasure of meeting. I will surely miss him .

  11. Cecilia Garibay

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My our Lord welcome Nick into his Kingdom with open arms.

    Ceci Garibay

  12. Dear Oralia,

    I want to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

  13. It is with great sorrow that I learn of the passing of Nick a former fellow Peace Officer, My deepest condolences to Nick’s family. Sergeant J. Vidaurri (Ret.)

  14. Mary L Villarreal

    Our sincere condolences to the Litchenberger family, I had the pleasure of working with Officer Litchenberger, a dedicated and honest hardworking officer. May the Lord grant you peace in this time of need.

  15. Dear Oralia and family,
    Please accept my expression of condolence during your time of grief. Knowing that this day would come does not make it easier. May your strong faith be a comfort to help you through the sadness and the emptiness of Nick’s loss. Nick lived an exemplary life and everyone who knew him and loved him are the richer for it.

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