Jack Roger Kangas was born on March 7, 1933, in rural Brandon, the son of Henry & Stella (Heikkinen) Kangas. He grew up on a farm in Urness Township, attended country school and graduated from Kensington.
Jack joined the Navy on October 12, 1952. He was stationed on the USS Hancock and is a Korean War Veteran.
Jack was united in marriage to the love of his life, Josephine Josephson, on August 4, 1962. They had four children.
Jack loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jack was hard working and was truly a "Jack of all trades" not only for his profession but also in his hobbies. He was always willing to lend a hand with any type of project. He taught his children the importance of doing it yourself and instilled in them the value of a dollar. He was a kind and generous man who loved his sweet treats, but not nearly as much as he loved his family and grandchildren.
Jack died on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Sanford in Fargo, ND. He is survived by this wife of almost 60 years Josie, daughter Lynne (Emmy) Kangas, sons Dean Kangas, Kyle (Jennifer) Kangas, and Matt (Alyssa) Kangas. Three granddaughters, Angelica (Tyler) Ferguson, Maggie and Madalyn Kangas and one great granddaughter Giovanna Ferguson.
He was proceeded in death by his infant sister Phyllis, parents Henry and Stella, sisters Loretta Williams, Lucille Elliot, brothers Clare and Phillip Kangas and nephew Cory Kangas.
A Celebration of Jack's Life will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 1 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Alexandria.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Interment will be in the Finnish Apostolic Cemetery.