Obit cites Kansas City Chiefs' dismal record in man's death

Family says dad would appreciate humor

GRANDVIEW, Mo. - The family of a lifelong football fan is poking fun at his favorite team's dismal record in the man's obituary.

Loren Lickteig, an Air Force veteran and former councilman in Grandview, Mo., passed away Wednesday. His obituary, printed in The Kansas City Star, read as follows:

"Loren G. 'Sam' Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs."

Lickteig's daughter, Jennifer, said her dad was a longtime Chiefs fan.

"My dad was such a comedian," she said. "He loved the Chiefs, so we had to let him have the last word."

"If we weren't laughing, we'd be crying," daughter Diana Hennessey said.

Lickteig did not write his own obituary, but his daughters said he would have approved of the humor many are finding in it.

The obituary comes the same day as a 28-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals where many Chiefs fans donned black at Arrowhead Stadium in protest of the season and general manager Scott Pioli.

The Chiefs are 1-9.

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