Jan Ernest Mangnuson, 72

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jan Ernest Mangnuson, 72, of Ada, passed away from cancer Sunday, March 15, 2015.



He was born in Abilene, Texas, grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and resided in the Grand Rapids area since the 1960’s. Jan was a 35-year retiree of Amway Corporation. He was an avid fisherman and eccentric wood-worker.

He is survived by his daughter, Dana Mangnuson; wife Karen; step-daughter, Stacee (Lamonte) Brown and their children, Jaela and Blake; step-daughter Krista (Joel) Budreau and their child, Mason; brother, David Mangnuson; sisters: Mary Mangnuson, Katy Mangnuson; nieces: Maggie and Kathryn Sczekan.

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A memorial gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, West Michigan Chapter 4595 Broadmoor Ave. S.E., Ste 230, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.