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Herbert Wilbur Kangas, 85

Herbert Wilbur Kangas, 85, of Menahga died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1921 to William and Bertha (Iggena) Kangas in Menahga. He grew up in Menahga and graduated from Menahga High School. He married Norma Johanna Maunu...

Herbert Wilbur Kangas, 85, of Menahga died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at his home.

He was born Aug. 20, 1921 to William and Bertha (Iggena) Kangas in Menahga. He grew up in Menahga and graduated from Menahga High School.

He married Norma Johanna Maunu in 1943. They moved to Minneapolis and he attended the Dunwoody Institute for engineering. They moved back to Menahga in 1944. He worked for Patson Bait until 1968. He started Herb's Bait in 1968 and owned and operated the business until 2001.

He was a lifelong member of Assembly of God Church in Menahga.

He is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn (Roger) Jones of Burnsville and Elizabeth (Richard) Kajita of Kent, WA; son, Philip (Ann) of Laporte; sister, Ruth (Norman) Demmon of Nevis; two brothers, Norman and Russell (Mary), both of Menahga; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at the Assembly of God Church in Menahga with Pastors Steve Bergerson and Bob Smith officiating. Kenneth Hagar will be the pianist. Special music will be duets by Pastor Rick and Sherry Clyde singing "I'll Fly Away" and Kenneth and Tuesday Hagar singing "How Great Thou Art." The congregational hymn will be "Amazing Grace."

Honorary casketbearers: His grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Active Casketbearers: Robert, James and Jonathan Kangas, Lloyd Sporre, Calvin Miller and James Lifgren.

Interment: Menahga City Cemetery

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