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Aune Kangas

January 21, 1923 — June 3, 2021

Aune Kangas, 98, passed on peacefully, to meet her Lord and savior on June 3, 2021 after a brief period of failing health.

She was born on January 21, 1923, a daughter of the late Antti and Mary (Ojala) Keurulainen. Aune was the last survivor of the generation of Keurulainen’s born at the farm on Page Hill Road in New Ipswich – a great example of how different life was 98 years ago, when babies were still born at home.

Aune received her education in New Ipswich and went on to marry John W. Kangas on July 20, 1946. She raised their children in a loving home and always followed the Red Sox. She loved her cats and always enjoyed a good meal of scallops. She liked to travel, especially out to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada to visit family, and will always be remembered for her birthday cards with a little treat inside for all of her family and friends. At the age of 97, Aune discovered her talent in art, and some of her artwork was featured in one of the State of NH’s calendars.

She was preceded in death by her husband John on March 11, 1982, and by her great-granddaughter, Ella Kangas. She was also predeceased by her sisters; Lempi, Lydia, Elsa, Wilma, Elvi, Sylvia, Alice, and Laila, and by her brothers; Arvi and Toivo.

Aune is survived by her 2 sons, William Kangas and his wife Kathy of Apple Valley, California, and Wallace Kangas and his wife Tena, of New Ipswich, NH; her grandchildren, William Kangas, Jr., Tracy Kangas, Jasmine Bellemare and Darrell Kangas; and her great grandchildren, Alle, Liam, Gaby, Logan and Kayley Kangas, and Tyler Bellemare.

Family and friends are invited to a calling hour which will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 11:00am to 12:00 Noon at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 200 Ashby Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071. A funeral service for Aune will immediately follow at 12:00 Noon, and she will be buried next to her husband at Central Cemetery in New Ipswich.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Monadnock Kitty Rescue, PO Box 468, Jaffrey, NH 03452.

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 10, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

200 Ashby Road, New Ipswich , NH 03452

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New Ipswich, NH 03071

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