Peter Wangen, 88, of Harmony
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:00 AM
Peter Wangen, 88, of Har-mony, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, where he had resided for three-and-one-half years.
Peter Palmer Wangen was born on Sept. 28, 1922, in rural Lanesboro, to Edward and Bertha (Olson) Wangen.
He married Naomi Herman-son March 13, 1948, in the Highland Prairie Parsonage. He had lived in rural Lanesboro and Mabel, and in Harmony for 34 years.
He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro. He enjoyed Minnesota Twins baseball, watching golf, family gather-ings, and in his younger years enjoyed his herd of cows.
Survivors include his wife of Harmony; five children, David (Kim) Wangen of Harmony, Darlene (Carroll) Tudahl of Rushford, Julie (Gary) Burk-holder of Harmony, Carolyn (Dean) Solberg of Lanesboro and Jason (Kelly) Wangen of St. Charles; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Ella Olstad of La Crosse, Gladys (Marlin) Zeimer of St. James, Orillie Iverson of Byron, James (Irma) Wangen of Lanesboro, and Merlin (Margie) Wangen of Sparta, Wis.; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Wangen.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jerome; a daughter, Jean; a granddaughter, Christa; a great-grandson, Zachery; a great-granddaughter, Taylor; two brothers, Palmer Wangen and Kenneth Wangen; and two sisters, Marian Bothun and Ruth Beatty.
The funeral was held on Tuesday at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Wade E. Davick officiating. Burial was in the Elstad Lutheran Church Ceme-tery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of the arrangements.