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William J. Mangin Jr.

William J.

Mangin Jr.

William J. Mangin Jr., 88, of LaMoure, ND, passed away December 4, 2017 at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, ND.

William J. Mangin Jr. was born on March 6, 1929 to William and Clara (Gindt) Mangin at their farm home in Ryan Township, 3 miles east and 1 mile south of LaMoure. He attended school at LaMoure, graduating from high school in 1947. In 1954 he enrolled at Wahpeton State School of Science, and graduated in 1956 with their Linotype, Printing & Journalism courses. He worked for the Spencer Advocate Paper in Nebraska until January of 1957, when he went to work for Richtman's Printing in Fargo until May of 1957. He married LuVerne Backstrom of Pelican Rapids, MN at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo on May 18, 1957. They moved to LaMoure ND, where he worked at the LaMoure Chronicle. In 1969 he started working as an insurance agent for Farmers Union Insurance and he also obtained a securities license from both NASDAQ and the State of ND. He retired in 1991 from Farmers Union Insurance. William was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Lions Club, Dollars for Scholars, LaMoure Fire Department, city council, park board, and many more activities in the LaMoure community. He enjoyed golfing, camping, crossword puzzles, playing pinochle, and cribbage.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, Robert and Dale and two sisters, Marianne and baby Jean.

He is survived by one brother Gerald, two sons, Martin, LaMoure ND, and David (Teresa) Jamestown ND; four grandchildren, Kyle, Denver CO, Michelle (Nels) Enerson, West Fargo ND, Phillip and Alyssa (Grant) Krebs both of Bismarck ND; two great grandchildren, Maylin Enerson and Augustine Krebs.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a rosary starting at 11:00 followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, LaMoure, ND. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery near LaMoure. Memories may be shared and viewed by visiting