In Memory of Rev. Bob Vaage

BobVaageIn November, LSI lost a dear member of our family.

Rev. Bob Vaage, a longtime champion of LSI, a member of the LSI Board of Directors, and a past Board chairperson, stepped unexpectedly from his earthly life to his heavenly life on Nov. 26.

Bob was the Senior Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Milford. He was a light in his community and to all who were blessed to be in his path. Bob served as a Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Sioux City from 1986-1996 when he was called to First Lutheran Church in Milford. Over the years, he and other local pastors and congregations have partnered with LSI to provide and grow various human services in western Iowa.

He joined the LSI Board in 2012, later accepting the chair role during LSI’s 150th anniversary in 2014.

But this great man was so much more than any of his titles. He was the very definition of faith in action: always deeply involved in empowering his community and leaving a profound impact upon everyone he met. LSI is forever grateful to God for Bob and his service to this ministry.