Jeffrey “Jeff” Vang

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:35 pm

Jeffrey “Jeff” Vang, 53, of Mabel, Minn., died Monday, March 14, 2016, at Mayo Health Systems – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn., after a yearlong battle with cancer. Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel, with the Reverend Elliott Malm officiating. Burial is in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church.

Jeff was born Nov. 6, 1962, in La Crosse, Wis., to Arden and Gloria (Pederson) Vang. He was baptized and confirmed at Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel. He attended Mabel-Canton High School and the Northeast Iowa Community College for auto body technician. He worked at Al’s Body Shop in La Crosse for five years, Winneshiek County DOT for 18 years, and Skyline Construction in Harmony. He also had bought a farm and started farming. He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle and Skidoo snowmobile. He built a pulling truck and a mud bogging Jeep.

Jeff is survived by his parents, Arden and Gloria of Decorah; two brothers, Kevin of Mabel and Corey (Lisa) of Decorah; nephews: Kristopher, Karl and Kody Vang; great-nephew, Thad Green; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Morris and Grace Pederson; paternal grandparents, Adolph and Naomi Vang; uncles, Robert (Charlotte) Vang and Mike Aske; and cousin, Rick Vang.

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