Zangs, John Mathias, Jr.

Zangs, John Mathias, Jr.

April 14, 1929 – July 26, 2018
Age 89 of West Saint Paul. The first child of John Sr. and Agnes Zangs he was born on April 14, 1929 in St. Paul. He is survived by his children, Bill (Judi), John III, Therese (Jay) Krech, Marie (Scott Foreman) and Joan; eight beloved grandchildren; siblings, Sister Mary Pat, OSF, Marty (Carole), Kathy (Jack) Kidd and Sandy (John) Vornbrock. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Janet, father and mother, sisters Carol, Mary Jane and Lani. John graduated from Washington H.S. in 1947 and went on to earn a B.S. in Chemistry from the Univ. of St. Thomas in 1952 and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 1963. A Korean War veteran he served with the U.S. Army in front line duty as an investigator in the Counter Intelligence Corps and received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. John was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 295. He was an attorney and supervisor for the Minnesota Dept. of Revenue for more than 20 years. A devoted husband, caring father and brother and a loyal friend to many. A memorial mass will be held at the Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave, West St. Paul, MN at 11:00 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2018 with Visitation at 10:00 a.m. preceding Mass and a light lunch reception will follow. The family asks that any memorials be made to the Franciscan Sisters, 116 8th Ave SE, Little Falls, MN 56345. (Published in the Pioneer Press on August 5, 2018).