Robert C. Light
Formerly of Park Rapids, MN, passed away on July 5th, 2019. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia; brother, Chuck; and parents, Charles & Ruth Light. Survived by daughters, Robin (Stuart) Thomas and Pamela Light (Justin England); grandchildren, Megan Thomas, Kyle (Kyle Smestad) Thomas, Ryan (Olivia) Bone, Samantha (Jeremy) Gourley; great-grandchildren, Landon and Brooklyn Bone. A graduate of the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH and San Francisco Theological Seminary where he met his wife, Pat. He had a career as a Christian Education Pastor in Presbyterian Churches in Wendell, MN, La Crosse, WI and Omaha, NE. He later worked as Asst. Executive Dir. of Sr. Citizens Centers of Greater Minneapolis and Dir. of Las Vegas Sr. Citizens Center, Las Vegas, NV. Bob and Pat moved to Potato Lake in 1990. He was an active board member of the Northern Light Opera, Heartland Concert Association, and Headwaters Intervention Center. Bob was a member of the Classic Chorale and the Sons of Norway. He had a second career working as a Hospice Chaplain for St. Joseph’s Health Services, Park Rapids. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 2 p.m. Hubbard United Methodist Church, 12150 Main St., Park Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob’s name are preferred to The Northern Light Opera, Classic Chorale or St. Joseph’s Hospice.