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November 6, 1962 - March 14, 2016

Jeff was born November 6, 1962 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin 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 LaCrosse for five years, Winneshiek County DOT for eighteen 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 passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Mayo Health Systems – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota after a yearlong battle with cancer at the age of 53.

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.

Funeral services will be 2 PMSaturday, March 19, 2016 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Reverend Elliott Malm officiating.  Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 pm Friday at the Mabel First Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church.

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