Elaine E. Kangas, age 84 of Westfield, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Tivoli in Portage. She was born on December 7, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Ellen (Lindstrom) Roche. In her younger years, Elaine worked for the City of Ironwood, MI until she met the love of her life. She married Allan Kangas on January 2, 1960. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2016. Elaine worked for the State Farm Insurance agency in Westfield for over 20 years. She enjoyed reading, baking and had a love for birds and animals. Elaine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who truly loved being around her family.
Survivors include her five children, Kirk (Judy), Westfield, twins, Kristine Kangas, LA and Kathleen Haas, MN and twins, Erick (Amy) and Elisa (Tim) Greiner, both of Westfield; ten grandchildren, Kassia, Jesse (Danielle) and Korey Kangas, Marvin, Kyle (Kristen) and Dalton Haas, Dakota and Christopher Greiner and Kade and Kashton Kangas; five great grandchildren, Kallyn, Amelia, Madison, Parker and Jack; other relatives and many friends. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; son in law, Marvin Haas; grandson, Travis Haas; sister, Barbara Gowins and her brother, William Roche.
A funeral service for Elaine will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westfield with Rev. Gary H. Schultz and Rev. Rodney Armon officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Burial will be in Westfield South Cemetery. Following the burial, a light luncheon will be held at Thal Acres, Westfield.
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