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Nov 21, 1948 - Nov 01, 2020


November 21, 1948 - November 01, 2020


Ruth A. Kangas, 71, formerly of Gwinn, passed away Sunday evening at Morrow Nursing Home in Sparta, WI.

Ruth was born in Grand Rapids, MI on November 21, 1948, the only daughter to the late Gerald and Virginia (Pearce) Antflink. She was a 1967 graduate of Gwinn High School and attended Northern Michigan University for two years.

Ruth worked for the dental office in Gwinn of Mark Breit for 21 years. In Sparta she worked for three years at the Gage Corporation, before retiring in March of 2002. Ruth and her husband moved to Sparta in 1996 while Steven completed his employment with the Federal Government at Ft. McCoy, WI. Ruth loved to garden, do crafts, golf, spend time with good friends, and hang out with her cocker spaniel companions.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Steven U. Kangas, and a sister-in-law, Susan Oakland of Marquette.

There will be a private graveside service at the Gwinn Cemetery at a later date.

Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Ruth's family where memories and condolences may be shared at canalefuneral.com


Private services will be held.

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