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Carl Edward Vang, age 84 of Wanamingo, died on Monday morning, May 18, 2020 at The Gardens at Cannon Falls.
Carl was born the oldest son of Henry and Gudrun (Fossum) Vang on February 26, 1936 in Wanamingo, MN. He was baptized April 9,1936.
Carl graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1954 and went on to serve with the Army National Guard, 204th Medical Battalion, Company D in Zumbrota. For most of his working career, he was a painter and handyman. Most recently, he had worked at Ohnstad Farms, Goodhue.
He was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church (formerly the Wesleyan Church) in Zumbrota, where he was the church song leader and soloist. He enjoyed singing for the elderly at local nursing homes, as well as attending weekly bible studies in Wanamingo. He will be remembered most for his passion… tinkering with cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Gloria, Nancy, and Beverly; and son, Daniel.
He is survived by his children, David Vang (Susie) of Frontenac, Dale Vang (Sandy) of Goodhue, Diane (Rick) Murray of Rochester, Darlene (Alan) Bryczek of Goodhue, Donald Vang of Lake City, and Debra (Matt) Hellwege of Rosemount; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Vang, Nathan Vang, Nicholas Vang, Stacy Poncelet, Cassie Tinnin, Tiffany Vang, Trinity Raths, Amanda Raths, Collin Murray, and Patrick Siewert; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Kay) of Butte, MT; nephew, Kevin and niece, Erin; and two great nieces.
Due to COVID-19, a private family service will be held with Pastor Jan Fischer at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Belle Creek Township. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Vang, Nathan Vang, Nicholas Vang, Collin Murray, Trinity Raths, and Greg Poncelet.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Carl’s memory to Lighthouse Community Church, 179 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota MN 55992.