Waldo Tangen

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Waldo Tangen

May 04, 1918 - December 21, 2018

Waldo Tangen Waldo DeWitt Tangen
Waldo DeWitt Tangen, 100, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Hillview Health Care Center.
He was born May 4, 1918, to David and Madonna (Dinger) Tangen. He married Tina A. Twite Feb. 25, 1941, and together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. Tina preceded him in death Nov. 7, 2008.
Waldo was a very kind and gracious person who cared for everyone. His family and faith was the most important thing to him. He was very active at Sugar Creek, Sons of Norway and enjoyed participating in all the activities at the Harry J. Olson Senior Center.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Julie (Josh) Miller of Altoona, Wis.; great-grandsons, Jacob and Jack; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Myron; his daughter, Joan; daughter-in-law, Jean; a granddaughter, Amy; and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at English Lutheran Church, 1509 King St., La Crosse. Pastor Roger Grow will officiate and burial will be in the Portland Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 25, 2018
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Cindy Urban
Mar 12, 2019
Enjoyed talking with Waldo about Melvina at Hillview where my parents reside.. l am sorry to hear he is gone. Prayers to the family. My Dad is from Melvina and I live there now. Waldo would tell the stories of walking from Cannon valley through the woods to go to the dances in Melvina. La Vern Steele family says Rest In Peace Waldo
hans hanson.,sr.
Dec 29, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dec 26, 2018
On two occasions Waldo and Tina came to our house for dinner they were in route to maybe the cabin I forget. But he really enjoyed speaking a little Norwegian, with my husband at that time my husband, because my husband was from Norway oh, and I'm happy to say my children have dual citizenship with both America and Norway. I will try to send some photos to share with you. Again we are with you in our prayers will be sent out.
Jayne Stenstad
Dec 26, 2018
I remember when my mother Melva England, would visit with Waldo, she surely did adore him.The last time that we visited with Waldo they were trying to remember the song,Allway.i believe that was the name.We were so happy to see him, he was so independent in his 90's. He was full of life with a keen sense of humor, he took off in his car at about 50 miles in a matter of a minute. We all thought that was so funny. Tina and Waldo will be together now in heaven, when my sister Lila my mother and I took the train from Florida and we stopped in and spent the night with Waldo and tuna and they were such gracious hosts. Uncle Waldo on two occasions, map me at my hotel and took me out for lunch when ...I had a layover in La. He will be missed, prayers will be sent to familyRead more
Jim & Jane Olson
Dec 25, 2018
Dear Julie & Family,
Jane & I so sorry for your loss. He was good man. Since he was my Dad's first cousin and I grew up in Portland, I've known him and his family for about 75 years. I fondly remember him and his dad, David, talk about the olden days with my Dad and our family.
We are sorry we are unable to attend his funeral as our son, Mark, and his family are visiting from North Carolina.
We are very glad we were able to attend his 100th birthday and visit with you and your family.
Jim & Jane
Pete Weber
Dec 25, 2018
I enjoyed talking to Waldo at Hillview. He was an amazing man . 100 years old what a wonderful life!
Kelly K
Dec 25, 2018
Julie, Josh and your boys,
Such a loving family to your grandpa. Your dedication and love you gave was inspirational to us all. Cherish Waldos memories, his wit, humor and charm!! We all will miss him! Thank you for the honor to care for him.
Pam Petroskey
Dec 25, 2018
Waldo, my husband Randy and merry you wandering the halls at Hillview . Randy passed away in August, so he should on your welcoming committee in heaven. you will be missed