Kenneth Joseph Mangan, 83, of Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, died of natural causes on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

He was born on Dec. 5, 1929, to Clement and Lulu Mangan in Fillmore Township, Preston, Minn. He attended Preston High School and graduated in 1947.

He was an active member of the United States Army Reserve from 1951 until 1959.

He married Rita Ricker on June 30, 1951, and they were together for 44 years until her passing in May of 1995. He then married Laferne Billings on March 12, 1996.

Mr. Mangan was a master meat cutter who honed his skills beginning at the old Red Owl at the Miracle Mile, Parkside AG, Jacks IGA, HyVee south and HyVee north. He retired from HyVee north in 1995. Besides being a meat cutter, he also was a past insurance agent for the AE Richey, Mutual of Omaha agency in Rochester.

He had a love for old tractors, classic cars and enjoyed cross country travels by bus and country music.

He is survived by his wife, Laferne of Rochester; a son, Dennis (Judy) of Eagan, Minn.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Lulu Mangan; an infant son, Mark, and his first wife, Rita.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Church of the Resurrection in Rochester, with the Rev. Harry Jewison officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

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