Former resident Charles William Kangas dies at 59
August 23, 2023
Charles William Kangas passed away on May 30, in Anchorage after a short illness.
He was born in Wrangell to Charles Edward and Sanra K. Kangas on Oct. 25, 1963. He graduated from Wrangell High School in 1981. Charles worked in various commercial fishing jobs with his father and at the Wrangell sawmill. Later, he worked at Ketchikan Pulp Mill. In Anchorage he worked as a sales representative for Spenard Builders Supply for more than 20 years.
"Ever since he was a young man, he enjoyed commercial and sport fishing," his family wrote.
Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Armella Shangin. He is survived by his brother Dennis E. Kangas; mother Sandra Camp; five children, Kyle Gutherie-Kangas, Destinee Kangas, Christine Kangas, David Kangas and Charles Kangas Jr (Bubba).
A memorial was held in July, followed by burial at Anchorage Memorial Cemetery.