Robert Paul Licht
October 20, 1934  -  April 21, 2019

Robert Paul Licht

I served in the Marine.

No services are scheduled for Robert Paul Licht of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Licht, 84, died April 21, 2019 at his home.

Cremation will take place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Robert was born October 20, 1934 in Wessington, SD the son of Richard and Mildred (Metschke) Licht.

Robert served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.

In 1957 he was married to Kathleen Maurine Boehrns in Huron, SD. They spent the next nine years in Wessington, SD before moving to Belvidere, Illinois in 1966. After his retirement from the Chrysler Corporation they moved to Artesia in 1992. She preceded him in death on January 25, 2009.

He has four sons who were with him at the time of his passing, Ronald Licht , William Licht, Micheal Licht, and Dennis Licht. He also had a very close friendship with Debbie Anderson and her family while living here.

Robert had a passion for the history of the old West which was part of what drew him to the area. He also spent a lot of his time building and flying his radio control planes.

He also developed a very good friendship with Clif Mann and his family. He enjoyed looking after their animals and playing chess when the opportunity was available.


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  1. florissa chumbley
    artesia, NM

    My condolences to the family. Mr. Licht was one of my favorite customers while I worked at the Dodge dealer in Artesia. We had many great conversations about his airplanes and his babies (dachshunds). God Bless Him and many thanks for your service.

  2. Kelley Black
    Novato, CA

    To my cousins Ron, Bill,Michael&Dennis&all other family members&friends of my Uncle Bob Licht,Im so sorry for your loss&please know youre in my prayers.Uncle Bob, you will forever be loved& missed&please kiss Aunt Kathy for me. Love always,Kelley Black

  3. Rosalie Boehrns Black
    Pasadena, CA

    You were loved and you will be missed.

  4. Stacey Boyer (Black)
    Yorba Linda, CA

    Dear Ron, Bill, Mike and Dennis:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. Glad you were there with him. I'll always remember what a funny guy he was and how he'd joke around with my mom. Prayers and good thoughts are with you all .

  5. Kathleen Michel (Black)
    South Pasadene, CA

    I am so sorry for your loss! Your Dad was an awesome person and he will be missed. My favorite memories are seeing all his planes when I was at his home in New Mexico and having him stay at my home and getting to know him better. Love you guys! Cousin Kathleen

  6. Debbie Burns
    Pasadena, CA

    My love and prayers go out to my cousins Ron, Bill, Michael and Dennis. I truly feel your pain as I lost my mom last year and I’m still grieving but now Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bob are with my mom watching over us all. All my love

  7. Steve Vogelsberg
    Lawrenceburg, KY

    Bill, I'm so sorry you lost your father. I remember meeting him a few years ago when he came to our Sunday School class in Lawrenceburg. He seemed like a really nice guy.

  8. Curtis Teel
    Artesia, NM

    Always enjoyed visiting with Bob, will miss our conversations.

  9. Paul Alvarez
    Artesia, NM

    Sad to see that you are gone Bob, we had many good times during haircuts. My condolences to your sons, he spoke highly of you guys.
    Semper Fi Marine!

    Paul Alvarez

  10. Robert and Jody Houghtaling
    Artesia, NM

    Our deepest condolences to his family. He will be deeply missed, our boys loved going over to his house and fly planes with him.

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