William "Willy" Almon Tangen June 6, 1936 - October 18, 2021

William “Willy” A. Tangen, 85, of Grand Forks, ND, died on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Valley Senior Living on Columbia.

Willy was born June 6, 1936, in Northwood, ND, the son of Perdin & Cora (Gaulde) Tangen. He grew up in Northwood and graduated from Northwood High School.

He was drafted into the Army and served 2 years before his honorable discharge.

Willy worked in construction and was involved with some big projects such as the sugar beet factory, Dakota Gasification, the runways at the GFAFB, and missile silos around the area to name a few.

He was a member of the East Grand Forks American Legion Post #157 and enjoyed spending time with his pals at the club. He also enjoyed working with plants.

Willy is survived by his nephew, Ron (Patty) Tangen; niece, Ruth (Tom) Bettenhausen and sister-in-law, Beatrice Tangen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary, and significant other, Mary Kozel.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, at Amundson Funeral Home with visitation from 10-11 am.

Interment: 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 22 at the Fargo National Cemetery.