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Chad Everett Blight

Chad Everett Blight

Chad Everett "Red" Blight, 41, of Two Harbors, Minnesota, passed away on the evening of June 7, 2018 in a tragic ATV accident in Two Harbors, near his home.

Chad was born in Hibbing, Minnesota to Alexander "Butch" Blight and Linda Sparby on December 4, 1976. He went to high school in Hibbing and graduated in 1995.

His career became serious in 2001 when he discovered his passion was for food and dining. He became a self-taught Chef over the course of 16 years. His journey began with the Frank family at Morey's in Brainerd then Ivens on the Bay, Brainerd, Manhattan Beach Lodge, Crosslake, Lost Lake Lodge, Nisswa, Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors, The Rustic Inn Cafe, Castle Danger, Larsmont Cottages, Two Harbors and many other various kitchens and food scenes.

He was inspirational, intelligent, handsome, hilarious, and fun to be around. Chad loved the outdoors. A few of his favorite activities were spending time with his children, hunting for mushrooms, agate picking, ice fishing, 4 wheeling, grouse hunting, and target shooting. He was known for big dinners late at night, grilling and smoking meats, inappropriate comments, and his wild flailing arms while explaining something to you. He had excellent taste in shoes, hats, and music. He was a beer connoisseur and had a wealth of knowledge on many, many, many subjects. He had a passion for hard work and just wanted to make people laugh and enjoy life with him.

Chad is survived by his co-parent and former wife, Jennifer Patnoe-Blight; daughter, Abagale Layne (11); son, Everett Alexander (9); girlfriend, Lia Scamehorn; her daughters, Faith and Emelia; mother and step-father, Linda and Dick Sparby; father and step-mother, Butch and Diane Blight; brother, Shaun Blight; nephew, Dainen Blight; niece, Elaina Blight; parents-in-law, Greg and Anita Patnoe; brother and sister-in-law, Brandon and Crystal Patnoe; niece, Jasmine Patnoe; and brother-in-law, Alex Patnoe. He is greatly missed.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to those who have reached out, your kind words are forever cherished. Thank you to Chuck Paton with Odyssey Resorts. Also, to Larry Hernandez, Niclas Weinhandl, Krista Padgett, Alex Patnoe and Dani Graham, New Scenic Cafe, Steve and Ellen Frank, and Elsye and Paul Burton for your support, hard work, and love.

A celebration of Chad's life will be held on July 12th from 5-8pm at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors. Please come and see the families - there will be food and music and great memories shared.

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