Leland Tangelin, 69, West Fargo, ND, formerly of Devils Lake, ND, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Fargo VA Hospital surrounded by his loving family in the presence of the Lord.
Leland Tangelin, 69, West Fargo, ND, formerly of Devils Lake, ND, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Fargo VA Hospital surrounded by his loving family in the presence of the Lord. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at West Funeral Home, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be Sunday, Oct. 28 at Brinsmade Lutheran Cemetery, Brinsmade at 2 p.m. along with military rites. Leland Arthur Tangelin was born on March 17, 1949, at Rugby, ND, to Arthur and Mildred (Bingaman) Tangelin. He moved from Brinsmade, ND, to Devils Lake with his family as a young child. He graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1967 then briefly attended Lake Region College. He enlisted in the US Army in 1969 until 1971, having served in the Vietnam War. After returning to Devils Lake he worked for the Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator and snow plow driver for 31 years until retiring in 2002. He lived in Elko, Nevada, for a short time and moved back to Devils Lake where he worked at the Lake Region Public Library. He moved to West Fargo in 2015. Leland enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors. He was an avid gun and car enthusiast, belonging to the Valley Vintage Car Club in Fargo. His lifelong passion was weightlifting and power lifting. He competed throughout his life at a national level even into his 60’s. He was also a member of the Devils Lake VFW. Leland is survived by; his daughter, Kristi (Brent) Zimbelman, of Fargo, ND; and granddaughter, Ruby Zimbelman; and by the many friends whom he considered brothers. Leland was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials are suggested to be given to any Veteran organization you want. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center www.westfuneralhome.com.