Kenneth KangasDULUTH - Kenneth H. Kangas, 65, a lifelong resident of Duluth, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, one day before his 66th birthday.
DULUTH - Kenneth H. Kangas, 65, a lifelong resident of Duluth, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, one day before his 66th birthday.
He was born Dec. 30, 1946, in Duluth, to Henry and Aune Kangas.
Ken attended Duluth schools, graduating from Duluth East in 1964. He married his wife Sherry Davidson Aug. 8, 1970.
Ken worked for the city of Duluth as a Gas Dispatcher for 34 years, retiring as Chief Gas Dispatcher in 2002. He was currently selling pull-tabs at the Twins Bar, where he met many wonderful friends.
Ken enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his side-kick son. He also enjoyed golfing, camping, hunting, bowling, fantasy football, going to the casino, traveling and playing the weekly lottery.
Ken was a member of the United Northern Sportsmen and USBC Bowling Congress. He bowled two “300” games and was inducted into the Duluth Area Bowling Hall of Fame in 1986.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Bob Hoppe.
Ken is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sherry; daughter Vicki (Christian) Schwartzbauer; son Kenny J.; sister Beverly (Jack) Hoppe; special granddaughter Aliah; uncle and aunt, Wayne and Alyce Rasanen; mother and father-in-law, Toots and Harry Davidson; sister-in-law Mickie Davey; brother-in-law Dale (Diane) Davidson; and cousins, nieces, nephews, other extended family members and many friends. He will be greatly missed.
A GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 1 until the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday, Jan. 7, in Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave.