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09-11-13, 15:54
Betty Elaine Kangas, 81 of Cloquet, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 in Solvay Hospice House, Duluth. She was born in 1932 in St. Cloud, the daughter of August and Edith Smith. Betty married Leonard Kangas on Jan. 5, 1952.

Betty worked at Diamond Match and at Wilsona Beach and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; sons, Steven and Alan Kangas; twin brother, Robert Smith and siblings, Don Smith, Lorainne Roberts, Laverelle Phillips, David Smith and Richard Smith.

Betty is survived by children, David (Jackie Torre) Kangas of Barnum and Susan Couture of Cloquet; grandchildren, Rachel (Brent) Micken, Brandon (Danielle) Kangas, Bobbie Lee Kangas and Justin Couture; great grandchildren, Olivia, Collin, Aubrey, Parker and Amillianna; siblings, Grace Collins, Carol (Arnie) Kohler and Larry (Jeanne) Smith, all of Wash; and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: The family will receive friends from 1 P.M. until the 2 p.m. Memorial Service Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Lunch will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.

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