Life Story / Obituary
Richard Alan Light, 87 years old, passed away Saturday, October 1, at his home. Richard was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on June 14, 1935, the son of Lloyd and Elizabeth (Isaacs) Light. Dick graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and was employed for many years by Freudenberg-Nok as Vice President of Sales. He was an avid fan of Gobles football and served as President of the Gobles Board of Education. Dick enjoyed skiing, sailing, fishing, and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elaine; his son Richard (Jaime) and daughter Katie (Jeff) Geiger; grandchildren: Madeleine, Drew and Alex Geiger, and Abigayle and Daphne Light; sister: Betsy (Gerard) LeDoux; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Donations may be made in Dick’s name to your favorite charity. Thank you to Centrica Care Hospice and their dedicated staff for all of their kindness and consideration throughout Dick’s care. The family also thanks Betzler Funeral Home for their compassionate services.