Lester Tangen

Lester O Tangen

Friday September 3, 1926 - Friday January 17, 2020
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Lester O. Tangen, age 93 of Lake Hubert, passed away at his home on
January 17, 2020. He was born on September 3, 1926 to Ruth
(Bucholdt) and Oscar Tangen in Fosston, Minnesota.
After serving in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 he attended the University
of Minnesota where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He
married Gwenth (Bonnie) Edstrom in December 1950 and moved to
Pontiac, Michigan where they made their home for 36 years. He retired
as Superintendent of Plant Engineering at General Motors Pontiac Motor
Division in 1986. In 1987 they returned to Minnesota and built their
home on Lake Hubert.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Bonnie, daughter, Julie (Richard)
Houston, of Durango, CO; sons, David (Kathy) Tangen of Oakridge, OR
and Jeffrey (Marjory) Tangen of Shelby Twp., MI; Grandchildren, Jack,
Karoline, Matthew and Kristen. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Caring for Lester and his family
Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home
Brainerd 218 829 3581
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Jerry Williams

Posted at 01:25pm
From Jerry Williams in Northfield, MN
Lester and his wife Bonnie became dear friends to Lorraine and me soon after we moved to the Nisswa area. My wife,Lorraiane
enjoyed Bonnie's friendship verry much until Lorraiaan's passing in 2006. Les and I, as fellow engineers worked together on many improvements to the sound and Video systems at LCC/ Lutheran Church of the Cross and deepened our freindship to the max. I am so sorry that I am unable to attend the Funeral Service I was looking forward to seeing so many of my wonderful friends also, but my two dear daughters at 92 don't wan me driving long trips and I listen to their wishes because I respect their judgment. I will stay in touch with Bonnie.


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