Robert "Bob" TangenRobert "Bob" Tangen, 58, of Ulen, MN, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in the Twin Valley Living Center under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Robert F. Tangen was born January 19, 1955 the son of Fritz and Marie (Larson) Tangen in Detroit Lakes, MN. He was raised in Ulen and baptized and confirmed his faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Bob attended school and graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal High School with the class of 1973. Following graduation, Bob served his country as a mechanic in the United States Army from 1973 to 1976. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the Ulen community. On April 21, 1979 Bob was united in marriage to Debra Braseth. The couple made their home in Detroit Lakes where they were both employed at Snappys. Later they returned to Ulen and Bob worked at the Viking Manor Nursing Home. Bob continued living in Ulen but began a 15 year stretch working as a Processing Tech for American Crystal in Moorhead. Due to his failing health, Bob was forced into an early retirement. He was able to live in his own home until last week when he moved to the Twin Valley Living Center.