OBITUARY

David Richard Kangas

March 22, 1943April 2, 2021
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David Richard Kangas, 78, of Midlothian, Va passed away April 2, 2021. He was born to the late Eino and Helia Kangas on March 22, 1943, in Calumet, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Zelma Irene Kangas and sister Dorothy Junttila.

He is survived by his son David Devry Kangas and daughter-in-law Laura, daughter Kristen Raney and son-in-law Jeff Singley; grandchildren Luke and Brady Kangas and Owen, Alison , and LilyAnne Singley. He is also survived by his sisters Julene Lampinen and Alice Toss, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dave was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Midlothian, Virginia. He served in Korea with the U. S. Army. After his time in the Army he began his 29 1/2-year-career with United Parcel Service.

Dave was a quiet man who loved his family. It was his joy to watch his grandkids play sports, dance and perform. He was generous and kind, unpretentious and tender-hearted. He loved his childhood home Calumet, Michigan, and enjoyed many days at his lake home there. He enjoyed watching Michigan Football, Detroit RedWings and Calumet Copper Kings hockey.

The family is having a private viewing prior to the funeral. The funeral will be Friday April 9, 2021, at 12 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Midlothian. Graveside service will be at Westhampton Memorial and Cremation Park following the funeral.

Online condolences can be made at www.woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com Donations can be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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  • He was born to the late Eino and Helia Kangas on March 22, 1943, in Calumet, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Zelma Irene Kangas and sister Dorothy Junttila.
    He is survived by his son David Devry Kangas and daughter-in-law Laura, daughter Kristen Raney and son-in-law Jeff Singley; grandchildren Luke and Brady Kangas and Owen, Alison , and LilyAnne Singley. He is also survived by his sisters Julene Lampinen and Alice Toss, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Ken (Bergy) Liimatta

April 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to David, Kristen, families and friends. My family has known Dave since childhood having our cottages (Rowe) in Cedar Bay and I grew up with stories of him. I spoke to him several times over the phone and I enjoyed him sharing stories about growing up, Cedar Bay, his love of his grandchildren, UPS career, etc. My prayers that God provides you strength during this difficult time. Kenny

Michael Rota

April 9, 2021

Devry and Kristen my deepest condolences. It was always a highlight to sit and listen to Dave and my dad teach us young ones the history of the Copper Country.

Robert Mikkola

April 9, 2021

Sorry to hear the sad news. David was always someone I looked up to as an older cousin. He was always kind and caring, and as a young lad I had a lot of respect for him. Several years ago I had the opportunity to meet David and Zelma in Massachusetts while they were attending a youth hockey tournament. He will be missed, Bob Mikkola

Jack Junttila

April 8, 2021

I’ll echo the thoughts of Alice and Julie. For me, the time of every year I most looked forward to, was going up to the U.P. in summer and doing family stuff with Uncle Dave, Aunt Zelma and crew.

Sharon Mueller

April 8, 2021

My deepest condolences. Dave was a great man and a great UPSer! I have many fond memories of working with him over the years. R.I.P Dave.

Rick Schoepke

April 7, 2021

I was sad to hear Dave passed away.
Dave and I served on the UPS Virginia District staff . I enjoyed working with Dave. He was always professional and detailed as he did his job.
Dave was polite, friendly and always there to help.
He was a good man.
Dave will be missed by all that knew him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you

Brenda Morrison

April 6, 2021

I remember my years working with Dave at Villa Park. He was always pleasant and a quite laughter. I remember talking football with him about his Detroit lions and my Washington redskins. My deepest condolence to his family.

Julie Carson

April 6, 2021

I will miss my Uncle Dave. He exuded quiet strength, but he also had a great sense of humor. I loved hearing his tales of growing up in the Copper Country.

So glad he had Devry's and Kristen's family at his side.

Alice Toss

April 6, 2021

It is hard to say goodbye to my wonderful brother who I loved so much and who was so important in my life. David was a loving, kind and caring person. He will be missed greatly and is forever in my heart.

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