Gordon E. Kangas Sr., 77, of Eaton, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born July 20, 1935 in Eveleth, Minnesota to the late George and Aili (Eskolia) Kangas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Chuck Kangas and sister Sheila Kangas.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marjorie A. (Mann) Kangas of Eaton; daughters Lynn Rice of Minneapolis, MN and Cynthia (Bishop Terry) Owens of Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis; sons Gordon Kangas, Jr. of Chicago, Illinois and David (Christine) Kangas of Wooster; three grandsons; brothers Leroy Kangas of Eveleth, MN, Donald Kangas of Beloit, WI and Dale Kangas of Eveleth, MN; sisters Arlene Selin of Cloquet, MN and June Flannagan of Virginia, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 813 Camden Road, Eaton, with Pastor Martin Peacock and Pastor Stan Van Ausdal officiating. Burial followed at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton.
Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of donor's choice. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.