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Francis "Tyke" James Kangas, Jr.


December 15, 2022

Francis "Tyke" James Kangas, Jr.

August 27, 1969 ~ December 8, 2022 (age 53)

Francis James Kangas, Jr., "Tyke", age 53, of Cass Lake and the Bear Clan, unexpectedly started his journey to the spirit world on Friday, December 9, 2022, from his home. He was born August 27, 1969, in Le Sueur, MN the son of Clara (Keezer) and Francis James Kangas, Sr.

Tyke grew up in Cass Lake with his siblings and his parents. He loved anything outdoors. He enjoyed ricing, picking boughs, picking cranberries, hunting, and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandkids, wondering around Minneapolis with his grandson, Jeremiah, was a must when they visited the cities. Tyke was who the family would call to fix anything that needed attention. He loved family visits, joking and teasing with his goofy and sarcastic sense of humor. He was a handyman and could make a living doing so. Tyke was always quick to help where he could. He had a way of making each and every person in his life feel uniquely special. His contagious smile and laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Tyke was the guy who was always "neutral" in the family and was always welcome at everyone's home. He always made sure mom and dad were taken care of and he drove them where they needed to go.

Those greeting Tyke in the spirit world are his uncle, Robert "Bob" Kangas; nieces, Crystal and Kree Kangas; brother, Joaquin Capatiane; and stepson, Edward Fairbanks.

Those left behind to cherish Tyke's memory are his parents, Francis (Eileen) Kangas of Cass Lake and Clara Zollner of Malmo, MN; daughter, Shaunte (Devon) Kangas of St. Cloud, MN; brothers, Bill Kangas, John Moske, Dan Moske, Sergio Capatiane, Miguel (Danielle) Kangas; sisters, Violet (Charles) Stone, Rita (Deano) Bendix, Roberta Kangas, Cheryl Kangas, Susanna (Rodney) Capatiane, Jennifer (Derrick) Morrow; 8 grandchildren, Gabby, Jeremiah, Devon Jr., Leilani, Anthony, Kaleb, Isaiah, Deja; special cousins, Missy (Alex) Briseno and James Kangas; close friends, Mongo and Ken (Barb) White; many other family members and friends.

An overnight wake for Tyke will begin Friday, December 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. and continue until his Saturday, December 17, 2022, ------ service, all to be held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Tyke's Spiritual Advisor will be......... Tyke's urn bearer will be Matthew Kangas, Jr. Honorary urn bearers are all his family and friends. Tyke's final resting place will be with his daughter.

Tyke's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




December 16, 2022

1:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa


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