Lowell E. Tangen

March 7, 1953 - September 22, 2021

Lowell E. Tangen, age 68, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side at his home on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Lowell was born on March 7, 1953 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Selmer E. and Dorothy M. (Erickson) Tangen. He grew up on the family farm near Hawley, MN, graduating from Hawley High School. He graduated from the agricultural college of Crookston Junior College in 1973 and then went on to attain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science, graduating with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1974. Lowell married the love of his life, Marsha E. Larkin, on March 4, 1978 at Crane Addition Community Chapel in Austin, MN. He started his career with George A. Hormel Foods as a livestock buyer for 11 years. During this time, he served as a swine judge at county fairs. He then moved into the Cooperative System and ultimately settled into his current position in Le Center as the Location Manager for River Country Co-operative. During these years, he served as an Ag Advisor at South Central College. Lowell loved anything that had to do with agronomy and livestock. He participated in FFA both personally and with his daughters. He served in various roles with Scott and LeSueur Corn Growers Association. His outgoing personality and enjoyment of people made his contact with the farmers a natural fit. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing but his greatest joy came in the precious time he spent with his grandchildren.

Lowell is survived by his loving wife, Marsha, of New Prague; daughters, Katie Tangen of Kindred, ND and Alyssa (Adam) Conrad of Dundas, MN; grandchildren, Naomi, Maia, & Ivy Miller and Colton & Jack Conrad; mother, Dorothy Tangen of Moorhead, MN; brothers, David Tangen of Hawley, Gary Tangen of Moorhead, Neil (Laura) Tangen of South Heart, ND; sister, Marilee (Jerry) Haukos of Ortonville, MN. He is preceded in death by his father, Selmer.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Northfield United Methodist Church (1401 Maple St., Northfield, MN 55057) with Pastor Rachel McIver Morey officiating. Masks are required in church. Visitation will take place Sunday from 4-8 PM at Bruzek Funeral Home and on Monday morning from 10-11 AM at church. Masks are required for both visitations. Lunch will follow the service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Northfield United Methodist Church (in the memo line of your check: Lowell E. Tangen Scholarship Fund).

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Bruce White
25 days ago

My deepest sympathy to the Tangen family. Lowell was part of our South Central College family serving many years on the advisory council. He was down to earth, had a great sense of humor and was a mentor to anyone he worked with.

Robert Rahman
25 days ago

Marsha and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Lowell.

Bob and Deb Rahman

Cheryl wilma
25 days ago

Marsha and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. This is a very difficult time and no words can take away your pain but please know you are loved and being prayed for.
Cheryl ( Ryan) Wilma

Craig Erickson
25 days ago

To Marcia, the children, Aunt Dorothy, siblings, and Lowell’s grandchildren my deepest sympathy for your loss. Lowell was a kind, intelligent, and thoughtful man. He was a gentleman and like so many other people, I will miss him. Our T.O.E. reunions won’t be the same without him. It’s a sad day.

pete neigebauer
25 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the Tangen family. I had the pleasure to know him as an advisory council member to South Central College Agribusiness department. He was a wonderful common sense person. My prayers are with you.

Valerie Larson-Lohr
26 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to the Tangen family. Buster was a funny kind man. Prayers for healing and comfort

Chad Brotherton
26 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Tangen family at this time , you folks are in my prayers .

Bob and Barb Miller
26 days ago

So sorry to hear about Lowell, our thoughts are with you.

Linda Mcgonigle
26 days ago

Lowell was the best brother-in-law we could’ve ever wished for. He was always kind and happy. He loved and cared for our baby sister and the two of them had two beautiful daughters. His priority in life was caring for them and he loved his grandchildren and the time spent with them. His passing has left a giant hole in our family. We will miss him terribly. A very sad day for all of us.

Shirley Spinler
26 days ago

Lowell was a wonderful guy, I enjoyed every time he came in the store. He was always friendly and talkative. I will miss him. My deepest sympathy to Marsha and the family

David Tangen
26 days ago

Lowell was not only my brother, he was one of my best friends. I enjoyed many lengthy phone calls with him over years. Almost anything to do with agriculture was one of our favorite topics including trucks, tractors, and crop yields. His most favorite topic was his family. He was very proud of all of them and really enjoyed the grandchildren. We will all miss him.

Janelle (Tangen) Vigesaa
25 days ago
Reply to  David Tangen

My deepest sympathy’s. We are thinking of you and you are all in our prayers. Love, Janelle

26 days ago

Sympathies to the family

Lois Olson
24 days ago
Reply to  Jeffrey

My deepest sympathy to the family. Buster was my cousin and I only remember him as a child, but he had and I see from the picture the boadest smile and a twinkle in his eyes. I’m sure he sent his love to everyone he met, especially his family. My sympathy to his Mom. Aunt Dorothy, who mentioned him every time we spoke. He held a special place in her heart,-as she knew he was suffering – as all of her children and Grandchildren do. .. My love and sympathy to all of you. Lois Amundson Olson

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