Published 12:00 am Monday, August 10, 2009
Orin J. Wangen, 86
Orin J Wangen, 86, of rural Albert Lea, died on Aug. 7, 2009 at St. John’s Lutheran Home.
Orin Joseph Wangen was born on Aug. 2, 1923 in Freeborn County, the son of Louis and Ellen (Arett) Wangen. He was baptized and confirmed at Oakland Lutheran Church. Orin attended rural school and has farmed all of his life. On June 27, 1948 he was united in marriage to Martha C. Ramsey at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. Orin was a trustee of Oakland Lutheran Church, served on the call committee and the building committee. He also served on the Oakland Elevator Board. Orin enjoyed his fishing trips up north, travelling south for a few months during the winter and the times the family spent at Happy Days Resort near Park Rapids. He enjoyed playing cards but was a true farmer who enjoyed working the land as he drove his tractor.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; sons, Kenneth (Diane), Steve (Linda), Donald (Connie), Larry (Robin) and David and special friend Tiffany; daughter, Kathryn Jo (Dennis) Kreuscher; grandchildren, Evan and Andrew Wangen, Jeremy and Nicholas Wangen, Rochelle Doug Kilabarda, Brian (Sarah) Julson, Kayla and Aaron Julson, Jason (Joanne) Kreuscher, Lucas Kreuscher, Mandy, Casey and Dustin Wangen and Ashton and Adison Wangen; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Doris Johnson and Janice (Bob) Knutson; brother-in-law, Gordon (Ramona) Ramsey.
Orin was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gladys Nellis.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from Oakland Lutheran Church. Pastor Bob Berthold will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church. To sign the guestbook go to www.bayviewfuneral.com.