Kenneth G. Light

Oscoda, Michigan
September 3, 1943 - November 12, 2020

Service Location

Veterans Memorial Park - Oscoda, Michigan


A memorial service will be announced at a later date

Obituary Notice

Kenneth G. Light

Age 77, of Oscoda, MI and formerly of Saginaw, MI passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital. He was born on September 3, 1943 in Saginaw, MI to the late John and Anne Light (nee Johnson). Ken attended Sacred Heart for K-12 in Saginaw before entering the United States Air Force until his retirement in 1989 after 28 years of service. He then continued with the U.S. Forest Service until 2006. Ken was a member of the Legion Riders Chapter 274, American Legion Post 274, VFW Post 3735 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was loved by many and is survived by his 4 children, Brian Light of Oscoda, MI, Jeferey Light of Toledo, OH, Debra Brinn of Oscoda, MI, Stephen Light of Mt. Clemens; 8 grandchildren, Joshua Miller, Nora Light, Blake Evans, Keegan Hogue, Sharon Brinn, Shane Brinn, Joey Brinn, Jim Brinn; 3 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Eli and Ashtyn. Ken is also survived by his brother John Light of Mt. Clemens, MI, sister Sylvia Reimus of Saginaw, MI, Cathy Light of Saginaw, MI and Dorothy Cotie of Saginaw, MI and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date and the place of interment will be the Veterans Memorial Park in Oscoda, MI. In lieu of flowers, to honor Ken, the family asks that you please help a veteran or an elderly person or make a donation on his behalf to a veteran or elderly assistance program. You may offer condolences at


n lieu of flowers, to honor Ken, the family asks that you please help a veteran or an elderly person or make a donation on his behalf to a veteran or elderly assistance program.


Veterans Memorial Park - Oscoda, Michigan


You’ve always been and always will be my hero. Thank you for challenging to be a gentleman in ALL things. Love you, Pops!

Your Son,
— Jeferey (Sunny D) Light
Will miss our bantering my Air Force buddy. Could also count on you to be a friendly face no matter where you went and I would run into you. May you Rest In Peace. Still serving our country no matter what.
— Joseph A. Brinn
Ken was a dear neighbor and always would wave and smile when he was outside working on his camper, bike or truck- just one hell of a super guy! I will miss seeing him on " the island" every day. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
— Ryun M. Ridgway
My Mom, Therese, and I, always enjoyed our visits with Ken. His kindness and humor was always appreciated. Our prayers are with all the family.
— Tina Light
Condolences to the family, We are all still in shock as you are that the China Virus took such a great person from us all. I will miss his smile and great humor, and always calling me Mabel. RIP Ken till the day we may meet again.
— Norma Jean Bender
Ken, we will miss your smiling face! We loved you! Hugs to the family! Dale & Jenny Dykes <3
— Jenny
Sorry for the loss of a great guy. Prayers for healing and strength for the family.
— Tom and Mary Murawa
Ken, you welcomed us with open arms in the VFW and Legion. We will miss how you would introduce us as your neighbors with that great big smile of yours. Chatting with you was always the highlight of the evening. We are forever thankful for getting to know you and your friendship. To the best neighbor someone could ever ask for, rest in peace and ride among the clouds.
— Kassi and Jesse Johnson
Thank you for your service, Mr. Light. My condolences to your family.
— Natalie
Truly enjoyed his company. He will be missed!
— Richard Champine
Going to miss you Ken and your dry sense of humour. Always put a smile on my face. It was my honor to have you as a friend. Rest in Peace my brother.
— Jimmy and Gina Luthmann
Cannot believe you are gone Ken, a fellow Chief Master Sergeant. Enjoyed working with you at Wurtsmith before you retired. Thank you for being my best man at our wedding. Mary Ann and I will miss you. Silent salute Chief
— Roger and Mary Ann Hus
Kenny is a first cousin. I haven’t seen him in many years but remember growing up and visiting Uncle John and Aunt Anne when they lived on Cherry Street in Saginaw. Lots of fun with him and all the siblings! RIP, Kenny and prayers for his family. Carolyn (Light) Delpha
— Carolyn Delpha
Ken had an awesome smile and laugh sorry...sending hugs
— Terri Miller
Ken was a great work companion during my time in Mio. We had some great conversations! He had a unique nickname for me which I will always remember. Great fun, great you and will miss you Ken!
— Phil Huber
He was such a good man. His smile and laughter were so contagious. He will be missed by all. I am sending prayers to all of you.
— Michaela knorr
I worked in the S.O. Budget & Finance shop. Whenever I needed some info for a report, I could always count on Ken. Always happy, helpful, hard worker and professional. A very sweet man. My condolences to the family!
— Darlene Hettel
Hey Kenny so sad you are gone! Remember how we used to say “Hi Kenny “One too many and you always would say “NO IT’S KENNY KENNY LOVER BY MANY!! and you were right, you were loved - thanks for the memories!! You were always so funny and such a great person!! A lot of laughs - we will miss your dearly - you were a true American!! God bless your family and one of these days we will see you again!!
— Susan Troyer
We will miss our talks and will definitely miss teasing my buddy " Elmo". Rest in peace my friend
— Laurie and Dave Bunch
Best friend a person could ask for. I'm so thankful for having him in my life. Always thinking of and doing kind things to brighten others days. The sunshine he brought to our lives is bigger than words can express. Loved him very much, life wont be the same.
— Deb Bissonette
To see these posts is an eye opener to what others thought of Ken. It's a Joy to see. God bless one and all for the kind words. It is a Blessing to the whole family. Love and blessings ... Shirley
— Shirley Light
Hurt is not a big enough word for how I feel with your loss. Three very important men in my life who ALWAYS made me feel welcome and appreciated are now gone. Don't give our Lord too big of a problem, with you three life just won't be the same up there. God Bless your family and keep smiling on us Kenny, miss you to the moon and back.
— Tomi Greanya
I remember Ken and his family from our days living on Wurthsmith AFB we lived across the street from them on 6th street. Prayers for the family.

Debbie Gilbert
— Debbie Gilbert
Prayers and condolences for the family. We had many good times at Tawas and Oscoda over the years. A true friend who will be missed.
— Jerry and Carol Smith
Condolences to the family. Go with God.
— Joseph McDaniel
Ken was such a likeable guy and so very conscientious about his worked. We worked together when he first started working in Tawas and again at Huron Shores and Mio Ranger districts. I always told him he was my varorite veteran. Blessings to the light family.
— Paul Erler

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