OBITUARY

Donald Joseph Pangell

August 29, 1932January 29, 2019
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Loving Husband, Father, Grandpa

Age 86, of Stillwater, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Don honorably served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club. Don was proud of his 42 year career in banking. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rosanne; children, Roger (Cathie), Suzie (Tim) Becker, Mark (Darcy), Michele (Steve) Woll; grandchildren, Ryan, Marley, Cory, Mitch, Kayla, Paige, Collin, Claire, Josh, Kelsie; 6 great-grandchildren, many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 4th 10 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church 4125 Woodbury Dr, Woodbury.

Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Don is survived by his Loving Wife of 56 years, Rosanne; Children, Roger (Cathie), Suzie (Tim) Becker, Mark (Darcy), Michele (Steve) Woll; Grandchildren, Ryan, Marley, Cory, Mitch, Kayla, Paige, Collin, Claire, Josh, Kelsie; 6 Great-Grandchildren; many extended Family and Friends who will miss him dearly.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan Becker
  • Cory Becker
  • Mitch Pangell
  • Collin Woll
  • Josh Woll
  • Justin Weis

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

Donald Joseph Pangell

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Cathie Pangell

February 4, 2019

So Don, I'm going to tell you what I know... I know that today your were greeted at the pearly gates to heaven. I know that I was extremely lucky to be a part of your world. And I hope to see you again one day. What over all of us. :)

Kelsie Woll

February 3, 2019

Grandpa,
I have so many wonderful memories with you. One of my particular favorites was when I was about 5 or 6. We were up at the cabin and we had just finished swimming. I was so bored. Since I was so young I wanted to go and do something really fun. I begged you to take me for a ride in the bug. You finally agreed. I raced out of the cabin and waited while you pulled out of the garage. I jumped in, and I could barely sit still while my mom helped buckle me in. Then we started driving down the dirt road. I remember feeling so grown up because I got to sit in the front seat, which wasn't really a front seat considering the fact that there were only two seats. I also remember feeling so special because it was just you and me. I never wanted that ride to end. I miss and love you so much Grandpa.
Love,
Kelsie

Cathie Pangell

February 3, 2019

From the first time Roger invited me over to your house for supper (1983) to one of your last days in the hospital, YOU always made me feel welcome and apart of your family. There was always a kiss and a hug when I arrived and the same when I left. Lots of memories ..the one that comes to mind was when Roger and I were dating and I was going to beauty school downtown St. Paul. Rog had surgery and was at one of the hospitals downthere. After school I walked over to visit him. Rog and I lost track of time and noticed the buses weren't running anymore and to top it off it had snowed about 3 inches..WHO KNOWS WHAT WE WERE DOING?? lol :) Don, you called to see how Rog was doing and heard that I was stranded downtown at the hospital and volunteered to pick me up and take me home. I was living with my sister Jan in Newport at the time. I was kinda of nervous about the long ride home!! What would I say, what would you say? I thanked you over and over again for picking me up, and then you asked me a question that you continued to ask me over the 35 years when we see each other. "So Cathie, what do you know?" I hope I got better at answering that question over the years!!! LOL
Rest in peace Dad.

Daughter-in-law

Cathie

Mike Caroline

February 3, 2019

Greetings from Florida!
Because of so many miles of travel, I will not be able to be with you for Don’s celebration of life. I do, however, have fond memories of my last time with him. We had not been together for many years, but he came to the birthday celebration of my dad and aunt last summer. I remembered Don as a warm and gracious person, and last summer I found the same person. On this Super Bowl Sunday it is so fitting to remember and appreciate a truly super person. God bless him and you all!

Collin Woll

February 3, 2019

Grandpa,

One of my favorite memories of you was when I was fourteen, and I was at home over winter break. You came over and out of the blue said "Okay Collin, let's go." I didn't know where you were taking me or what we were doing, but I got in the car. When we pulled into the State Fair Grounds, I was confused. When you explained that you were going to let me drive around, I was a little nervous, but really excited since this was the first time I had ever been behind the wheel. I remember doing loops around the parking lot for close to 45 minutes before we started making our way around the rest of the streets on the grounds. We must have driven for close to an hour and a half before we headed over to a McDonald's afterwards, and just talked for a while. I just thought that was the coolest thing ever that you did that. We are all going to miss you Grandpa.

Love,

Collin

Josh Woll

February 3, 2019

Grandpa,

I remember back to the days when I was much younger when I would bike over to your house to talk with you. I would sit in your office for hours and listen to your stories, and you would listen to everything that I had to say as well. I remember when I used to play sports during high school, and I could always count on you trying to come out and see me play. I will miss your interest in everything going on in my life, and I know that you were truly proud of the entire family. You are always in our hearts.

Much love,

Josh

Ryan Becker

February 2, 2019

Dear Grandpa -

There a too many memories for me to choose from for one memory. I will cherish all the times at the lake sitting in front of a fire, grabbing fire crackers out of the old tackle box, and sleep overs watching Pinocchio/Star Trek and eating gram crackers and milk.

I love and miss you!

Jenna Becker

February 2, 2019

We love you and cherish the memories we had with you.

Love,
Cory, Jenna and Emma

Kim (Weyer) Schubin

February 2, 2019

My most sincere condolences to the Pangell family. My heart goes out to you all, especially my dear friend Suzie. I came to know Don thru my childhood friendship with his oldest daughter. I enjoyed countless sleepover weekends at the Pangell home as well as many week long visits to the cabin. I was always in awe of the meticulous workshop Don maintained in the family home. His level of organization is by far the most impressive I've ever witnessed. Don also set a high bar in the fatherhood department and was a role model for others in the way he provided loving, practical guidance to his children (and their friends). He didn't mince words - you got it straight but it was from the heart. I'll miss you Don but you'll forever be in my memories. Thank you for giving me my best friend and congratulations on the lovely family you raised. Rest in peace. Love, Kim (Weyer) Schubin

Paige Becker

February 2, 2019

Grandpa,
I’ll never forget all the times you picked me up from school and forced me to listen to your carousel and polka music. That still makes me laugh today. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and supporting my sports career. I’ll miss you everyday. Love you Grandpa!

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Biography

Loving Husband, Father, Grandpa

Age 86, of Stillwater, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Don honorably served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club. Don was proud of his 42 year career in banking. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rosanne; children, Roger (Cathie), Suzie (Tim) Becker, Mark (Darcy), Michele (Steve) Woll; grandchildren, Ryan, Marley, Cory, Mitch, Kayla, Paige, Collin, Claire, Josh, Kelsie; 6 great-grandchildren, many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 4th 10 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church 4125 Woodbury Dr, Woodbury.

Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.