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Doug Tangwall Sr.

Posted on: January 23, 2011

Doug Tangwall Sr., 73, of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at his home.

Services for Doug will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Family and friends are welcome to gather an hour prior to the service and are invited to stay after for a luncheon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.

Douglas Lee Tangwall was born Dec. 13, 1937, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Arthur and Edna (Gallagher) Tangwall. He moved to Brainerd with his mother when he was 3-years-old. After graduating from Brainerd High School, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and Brainerd Community College. For 25 years, Doug worked as a mason and bricklayer. He then worked for the Department of Military Affairs until December of 2009 when he retired as a facility maintenance supervisor. He was united in marriage to Jane Rapien on March 28, 1982, in Brainerd. Doug enjoyed golfing and fishing.

He will be missed by his wife, Jane; his children with his first wife, Douglas Lee, Jr. (Lili) Tangwall, of Madison, Wis., and Lynn (Tim) Pyfferoen, of Lakeville, Minn.; his daughter with Jane, Sarah Tangwall, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Sylvia, Cameron and Claire; and his brothers, Arthur Tangwall, of White Bear Lake and Raymond (Melody) Tangwall, of Aberdeen, S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.