Aune Violet Kangas, age 93 of Hibbing died Thursday, July 18, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital with her family by her side. She was born March 17, 1926 in Hibbing, the daughter of David and Hanna (Kallio) Aho and was a graduate of Hibbing High school. Aune worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego CA, and for a munitions factory in Ft. Wayne, IN to support the United States war effort during WWII. She married Sulo Kangas in August of 1948 in Hibbing and has lived here ever since. Aune played many gigs as drummer for her brother Walt’s Anderson Orchestra. She was employed Duluth Avionics and Super One, and attended the First Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Maple Hill Senior Citizens, the Maple Community Center, the Hibbing Farmer’s Market, was a Hospitality Host at Ironworld, and was a former 4-H leader. Aune was an artist, loved to garden, enjoyed raising violets, and farm animals. Her most cherished times came when spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Aune is survived by children: Glenn (Debbie) Kangas, Gary (Kathy) Kangas, Walter Kangas, and Dianne (Vance) Giroux all of Hibbing; grandchildren: Amy Kangas, Nicole Scott, David Kangas, Becky (Aaron) Mayo, Michael Kangas, Jake (Arlene) Kangas, Jeremy Warren, Eric Warren, Hanna Giroux, and Corbin Giroux; great-grandchildren: Morgan, Conner, Cody, Maggie, David, Jr., Daniel, Joe, Clark, Daphne, Mariah, Tanner, Devin, Rhianna, Laela, Jane, Destiny, Jace, and Emberly; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband: Sulo; brothers: Bill, Walter, Ernest, and Wayne; and daughter-in-law: Brenda Kangas.
The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home in Hibbing. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service.
Family services provided by Anderson-Daniels, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Hibbing. To share condolences online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com .