Larry Wangsness

May 18, 1954-Sept. 9, 2020

Larry Wangsness, 66,

Portal, ND, passed away

Wednesday, September 9,

2020, at his residence.

Larry Leroy Wangsness

was born May 18, 1954,

the son of Donald and

Pearl (Haugen) Wangs-

ness, in Kenmare, ND. He

was raised and educated

in Kenmare, ND.

Over the years, Larry

worked at the Chevy

garage in Kenmare, the

Kenmare Laundry and

then at the LW Gas station

in Portal for a time. In

1999, he began his em-

ployment with the City of

Portal as a maintenance

worker, retiring in 2019.

He was a member of the

NRA. He enjoyed the out-

doors. He loved deer and

bird hunting and fishing

with his dogs.

Surviving family in-

cludes: sister, Pauline

Wangsness, Portal, ND;

brother, Dale (Cathy)

Wangsness, Powers Lake,

ND; brother-in-law, Ed-

ward Kremer, Portal, ND;

nieces and Nephews, Ta-

sha Altringer, Shannon

Kremer, James Miller,

Dawn Kunce, Kala Wangs-

ness; his Best friend,

Owen Medlang and his

daughters, Kirsten and

Kortni; and numerous


Larry was preceded in

death by: his parents; sis-

ter, Darlene Kremer; and

numerous aunts and un-


A Celebration of Life

Service will be held Tues-

day, September 15, 2020,

at 11:00 am at the Portal

Memorial Park in Portal,

ND. Due to the Corona-

virus Pandemic, please

observe social distancing

and consider bringing

your own chair for the


A Public Graveside

Service will be held on

Tuesday, September 15,

2020, at 2:00 pm at Beth-

lehem Lutheran

Cemetery, rural Coulee,

ND. Due to the Corona-

virus Pandemic, please

observe social distancing.

Visitation: Tuesday one

hour prior to the service

at the Portal Memorial


Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorial are pre-

ferred to Bethlehem Luth-

eran Cemetery, rural

Coulee, ND.

The service will be

video recorded for the

public to view and can be

accessed by going to






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