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Robert Gust 'Butchie' Kangas


January 29, 2019

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert Gust "Butchie" Kangas, 80, of Wakefield, and a resident of Gogebic Medical Care Facility, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

He was born in Ironwood on Jan. 17, 1939, son of Gust and Lillian Kangas.

Robert is survived by his siblings, Marvin (Helen) Kangas, Bessemer, Bernice (Florian) Supercynski, Aurora, Colo., Joyce Hession, Saline, Deloris (John) Stefanik, Greendale, Wis., Arla (Sulo) Romo, Ironwood and Larry (Diane) Kangas, Wakefield; brother-in-law, Donald Cvengros, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Vivian Katapol, Jane Cvengros, and Keith Kangas and brothers-in-law, Tom Katapol and Charles Hession.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Gogebic Medical Care Facility for the wonderful care Butchie received while a resident there for 11 years.

A June funeral will be held.

The family would also like to thank Pastor Bruce Estola for his kind words and blessings and a very special caretaker, Keri.

Ketola-Burla Funeral Home, Ironwood, is assisting the family.

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