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“Dear Harold, Kathy, Shari, Bill & Julie- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother, Ruth. I have many fond memories of seeing her...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Laura Aubert

“Kathy, Julie and the Kangas family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for God's peace and love to surround you during these hard times. May God...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Judy Bruder

“Dear Harold and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. Hank and Roberta Lehtola ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: Hank and Roberta Lehtola

“Harold: So sorry to hear about Ruth. I will miss seeing you and talking to you at Houghton County Medical Care. ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: Sue Lutz, P.T.

“Dear Sharon and family - My deepest sympathies are extended to all of you. I have such wonderful memories of your mom and entire family when we were...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Cheryl (Christenson) Dalsin

“You have my deepest sympathy Was saddened when I heard of Ruths passing. Enjoyed taking care of Ruth At the Facility and getting to know the family...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Ruth Kangas Family

“Kathy and family, Please know that my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. May the many happy memories you have of your mother and the...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Diane Bortolin

“My sympathy is extended to Ruth's family. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Marie Godell Fowler

“I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Jim Chown

“Sharon, Kathy and Julie..I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss all of you! Mary...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Gibbons

“Dear Kathy, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. How blessed are you to believe in life after death. You and your family will have...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Bryan and Pat Kramer

“Dear Kathy,Deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Mothes are never forgotten and always loved. Pam Tabaczka ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Pam Tabaczka

“Kathy Kangas and Family - Take comfort in knowing your precious mother, Ms. Ruth M. Kangas, yet has a personal relationship with Christ Jesus and...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Jim & Debra Omron

“DEAR KANSAS FAMILY, Please accept our sympathy & condolences during this hard time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We have plenty of fond ...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: THE ROBINSON'S

“Dear Kathy,Shari,Julie, Bill and Mr Kangas, Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family and that we hope you will find comfort in your...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Paula Ellis

“Harold & Family: Even though we can not be there, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Love, Marie, Amy, & Janet ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Marie, Amy, & Janet

“Dear Kathy and Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Bernie Dean ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Ruth Kangas

“Dear Kathy, Please accept our deepest condolencenses on the passing of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Huron Valley Lab

“Dear Kathy, Deepest sympathy to you & your family on the loss of your mother. Will keep you in our prayers. Lydia & Valerie ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Lydia Cuper

“Julie and family, Please accept our condolences. We are praying for your Mom and your whole family. I am sure she appreciated the wonderful care...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Jill DeLiso

“Harold, Kathy, Shari, Julie, John, Bill, Deborah- We are so very sorry for your loss. We all loved Ruth. She was sweet, funny and had moxie! Our...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Jeff and Angie DeMunnik

“Dear Kathy and Kangas family, we rejoice with you knowing that your mom is with our Lord, yet we pray for peace and comfort for the family until we...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Your BSF sisters

“Dear Julie and Family, Even though I am unable to be there with you, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I have such wonderful...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Kathryn Kercorian

“Dear Kathy & Family, Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at his difficult time. Your Canadian friends,...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: The Des Rosiers

“We were saddened by the passing of Ruth, a neighbor of ours during our youth. She was always happy and cheerful and a wonderful person. We want to...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Richard & Nona Osborne

“Dear Kangas Family, We are thinking about all of you and smiling when remembering all of the memories we have been able to share with your family. We...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Jill and Mike Miller

“Dear Sharon and Family, I am truly sorry to hear your mother passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Bourdage

“Dear Harold and Family, Please accept our most Sincere Condolences. Paul and Diane Makela ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Paul & Diane Makela

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Julie, Mr. Kangas and Family you are in our prayers. Mrs. Kangas was a wonderful person - I have such fond...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Bridget Chechak and Family

“Dear Julie and family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your mom. You all gave her such faithful love and care....Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Bill and Mary Scott

“Uncle Harold and Family, Even though we are unable to be there with you, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May the...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Jeff, Karen & Dan Calleja

“Uncle Harold, Kathy, Shari, Bill and Julie. We send our condolences. You and your mom will be in our thoughts and prays. John, Val, Chad and Mark ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: John, Valerie, Chad, Mark Hietala

Ruth M. Kangas, 73, a resident of Chassell, passed away Friday evening April 16, 2010, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past 10 years.
She was born on November 25, 1936, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Edward and Impi Marie (Lehto) Hietala. She was raised in Chassell and graduated from the Chassell High School with the class of 1954.
Ruth moved to Detroit, where she met Harold Kangas. The couple was united in marriage on July 22, 1961, and later moved to Redford, MI where they raised 4 children.
Ruth was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Southfield, MI. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking and knitting.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her brothers Arthur and Kenneth.
Surviving are:
Her husband; Harold Kangas of Chassell
Her children; Kathleen Kangas of Plymouth, MI
William (Deborah) Kangas of Rogers, AR
Sharon Kangas of Seal Beach, CA
Julie (John) Camp of Canton, MI
Her grandchildren; Aaron and William Kangas
Her brothers; Ralph (Beverly) Hietala of Chassell
Gordon (Darlene) Hietala of Chassell
Richard (Esther) Hietala of Chassell
Her sister-in-law; Marie Hietala of Novi, MI
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
Funeral services for Ruth will be held 11 am Wednesday April 21, 2010, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Chassell, with Rev. Elmer Liimatta to officiate. Burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday April 20, 2010, from 5 to 8 pm at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Chassell, and on Wednesday from 10 am until time of services at the funeral home.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests that memorials be given to the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, 1100 W. Quincy St., Hancock, MI 49930, in memory of Ruth Kangas.
To view Ruth's obituary or to send a condolence to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Chassell has been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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