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Lee Alan Tangeman

March 2, 1948 — January 5, 2024

Strasburg

Lee Alan Tangeman

 

Lee Alan Tangeman was born in Hugo, Colorado, on March 2nd, 1948 to Clarence and Zelda (Butler) Tangeman. Lee went home to be with the Lord on January 5th, 2024 surrounded by his best friend, Kent Pyatt and holding his daughter, Latisha’s hand.

In 1955, the Tangemans moved to Strasburg where Lee attended and graduated from Strasburg High School in 1966. In 1967, Lee was drafted into the Army, completed boot camp at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and was then stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was then deployed to Vietnam where he served until August 1969.

Lee was a Commerce City Police Officer and then a member of the Strasburg Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Lee became an over the road trucker working with his brother Lynn for TIMT (Texas Inter Mountain Trucking). After TIMT sold, Lee worked as a meat cutter in a packing house and then eventually at the Corner Market in Strasburg. After the Corner Market sold, Lee went to work for E-470 and Northwest Parkway. Lee was laid off from NWP in 2009 and in 2011 found himself in Colby, Kansas, filling in as a grain hauler for his niece Jody (Jones) McCain’s husband. A 2 week fill-in position lead to Lee moving to Colby for 8 years hauling grain for McCain Enterprises before retiring in 2019.

Lee married Karen (Guy) Tangeman on October 24th, 1970 when they eloped to Las Vegas. In May 1986 Latisha Ann was born, and Patrick Lynn was born in March 1988. In October 2013, Lee was promoted to “Papa Lee” when the neighbors had a son, Jaxon Wilbur.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, of 53 years and their two children, Latisha and Patrick. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Bernard Rarick, several nieces and nephews, and his ‘grandson’ Jaxon.

Lee is proceeded in death by his parents, Clarence and Zelda Tangeman, and his siblings, Lynn Tangeman, Sandra Rarick, and Sue Jones.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 15th, 2024 at Byers Cemetery.

A Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday January 15th, 2024 at Saron Lutheran Church, 1656 Main St, Strasburg CO 80136, with a Livestream of the services found on Saron’s Facebook page. Following the service, there will be a reception at Byers Legion, 278 W Front St, Byers CO 80103.

The family asks that you wear baby blue or yellow, Lee’s favorite colors and BYOP (Bring Your Own Pepsi)

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Memorial Service

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Reception

Monday, January 15, 2024

Reception will follow the Memorial Service. The family asks that you wear baby blue or yellow, Lee’s favorite colors and BYOP (Bring Your Own Pepsi)

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