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Paul D. Kangas

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Paul D. Kangas, 73, of Ironwood passed away on Nov. 5, 2019, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield.

He was born in Ironwood on Nov. 15, 1945, the son of John and Laina (Sipponen) Kangas. He attended Ironwood schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School.

Paul joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.

He worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a technician for several years.

Paul was an avid traveler. He was known as the "Quarterman" around Ironwood. He enjoyed his Lions football. He was always laughing with a twinkle in his eye and enjoyed making people laugh. He was a true gentle soul who touched everyone he came in contact with.

He is survived by his sisters, Jane (Thomas) Goldsworthy of Wausau, Wis., and Julianna Leiphart of Ironwood; sister-in-law, Nancy Kangas; and nieces and nephews, Paul, Joan, Karen, Linda, Adam, Anna, Andrew, Amanda and Aleen.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Kangas; niece, Ruth; and brother-in-law, Steven Leiphart.

Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held.

Inurnment will be at the Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

Special thanks to the staff of Gogebic Medical Care Facility for their excellent love and care.

McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Ironwood, is assisting the family. For more information or to express online condolences, visit