Walther Wangsnes, of Mora, died at his home on Friday, November 11, 2011. He was 78 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Walter Theodore Wangsnes, age 78, passed away on 11-11-11, at his home in Mora, after a losing battle with cancer.
Walter was born January 30, 1933 to Peter and Alvena (Matthews) Wangsnes at home in Cyrus, Minnesota. Walter grew up on the family farm and also worked for other farmers. Walter graduated from high school in Morris, Minnesota. He was an over the road truck driver before going to work for Culligan Water Conditioning. He worked for Culligan in Anoka for 25 years. Walter married his wife Mary in 1973 at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka. They have been together 38 years.
Walter never knew any enemies and he was always ready to help family and friends. He liked playing Solitaire. He liked fires and the Minnesota Vikings, whether they won or lost. He also enjoyed going to the auction barn. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Alvena Wangsnes. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Mora; four children: Deborah Campbell of Mora, Denise Campbell of Mora, Diane Monhead of Braham and David (Teresa) Campbell of Waconia; MN, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers: Marvin Wangsnes of Thief River Falls, MN, Harold Wangsnes of Rapid City, SD, Clarence (Cathy) Wangsnes of Grand Forks; ND, sisters: Evelyn (Darrell) Glass of Red Lake Falls, MN, Alice Cady of Kasson, MN. Many nieces and nephews plus other relatives and friends also survive. He will be missed by all.
We love you Walter!