Russ Kangas

Profile Updated: July 21, 2015
Russ Kangas
Residing In: Kenosha, WI USA
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Married? Single? Somewhere "in between"?
Name of Spouse/Partner:
Holly Harmsen-Kangas (Class of '74)
Children? Offspring? One daughter, Tenille (how 70's).
Occupation:Same as above, or maybe different...!?!
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Yes! Attending Reunion
How did you and your spouse/partner meet?

Cindy Soronen-Jorgensen introduced us one snowy night in January 1975 at Pub N Grub and we got married the following September, 3 months after graduation.

Grandchildren?
(they say that you're supposed to have them first!)

Jamie Renee (7) and Nina Nicole (3) and another Grandaughter arriving 12-28-15! Russ is surrounded by women!

Any "four-legged" children? (i.e. pets)?

Our 2 pocket piranhas (chihuahuas). Cricket and Minnie.

Occupation or Profession?

After 32 years as a machinist at Frank L. Wells, they shut the doors for good on October 31, 2008. Since then I work at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (All Saints) in Racine and enjoying buying, rehabbing and reselling properties.

What was/ or is your favorite "job"?

Taking care of and maintaining our cottage on Legend Lake in Keshena, WI. Its a labor of love.

Any Hobbies?

Fishing, water skiing, jetskiing, tubing, golfing, spending as much time as possible at our cottage, service work and going to Packer and Brewer games.

What is left on your "bucket list" of things you want to do in Life?

Havent made that list yet. Hopefully I have lots of time left.

What's your favorite way to enjoy the passing of Time?

Spending time up north at my cottage

What have you been doing the past 38 years?

Taking it One Day At A Time!

Special School Memories(As best as you can remember...open to your interpretation!):

Running track and cross country.

Any do-over moments from school? Good or not so good?

Would study harder and be a better student. Hindsight, right?

Any favorite teachers? If so, for what reason?

There were teachers????????

What has been the most surprising part of Life so far?

That if you take it on its terms, it works out pretty good. Live in the moment.

What did you want to be when you were "growing up"?

All grown up

What do you presently want to be when you "grow up"?

A grown up who collects social security and enjoys retirement.

What would you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?

Being married for 40 yes!!

Finish this sentence...The best decision I ever made was...

to marry my wife (she made me write that)

Are you having Fun, yet?

Always

Your Motto/ Words of Wisdom to live by would be....

One Day at a Time.