Today, the Internet has been buzzing with an obituary for Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig. It reads, in part, that he passed away because of "complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team." The Star's Sam Mellinger referenced it in a column as well.
Is it legit? Yes, indeed. And it isn't the first time an obituary in The Star has diverged from the solemn, serious tone most of them take. The content of obits are up to the family, loved ones and/or the funeral homes handling arrangements. I can recall several through the years with unconventional and sometimes humorous ways to memorialize the departed -- something other readers have noted with great appreciation on some occasions.