Arthur J. Tangeman

March 27, 1933 ó Feb. 21, 2015

Arthur J. Tangeman, 81, of Seneca, Kansas, died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Onaga Community Hospital in Onaga, Kansas. Art, as he was fondly called, was born on the family farm south of Seneca, on March 27, 1933, to Julius and Bertha Wichman Tangeman. He attended and graduated in 1951 from Sts. Peter & Paul High School. Art served his country during the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army for two years. He received a double bachelorís degree in business and dairy science in 1959 from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

On August 31, 1957, he married Marilyn Rochel at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. The couple lived in Manhattan, Kansas, until 1960 when they moved to Waverly, Iowa. Art was employed for 25 years by Carnation-Nestle USA. They moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin in 1961. In 1967 he was transferred back to Waverly, they moved back to Oconomowoc in 1969. He was employed by Lake Country Foods for 11 years. He retired in 1995. After losing Marilyn to cancer on September 11, 2000, Art split his time between is farm in northern Wisconsin and his wifeís familyís farm on Highway 63, south of Seneca.

Art was a board member of the First Bank Financial Centre Bank in Oconomowoc for many years.

On December 28, 2002, he married Janie (Mary Jane) Woltkamp Conley at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Overland Park, Kansas. The couple enjoyed traveling to Mesa, Arizona, to avoid the Kansas winters.

He was a former member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc and member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. He was also a member of the Earle W. Taylor Post #21 of the American Legion, the Seneca Memorial Post #7458 of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Janie; a daughter, Julia (Dan) McQueen of Sweden, Maine; two sons, Jeffrey Tangeman of Waukon, Iowa, and Thomas (Julie) Tangeman of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grandsons, Robert and Gunnar Tangeman; his brother, Ed Tangeman of Seneca; two stepdaughters, Julie Cannady of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Jill (Rick) Harris of Shawnee, Kansas; and step-grandchildren, Paige and Ross Cannady and Kiefer and Kyle Harris.

In addition to his wife Marilyn, he was preceded in death by a brother, Victor H. Tangeman in 2011 and his sister, Anna Marie Engel, in 2014.

A Rosary was prayed Monday afternoon, February 23, at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. Arul Carasala on February 24 at Sts. Peter and Paulís Catholic Church in Seneca.

Placing of the pall was his wife and children; gift bearers were Artís three children. The music was provided by the church choir.

Pallbearers were Jeff Tangeman, Tom Tangeman, Ed Tangeman, Dan McQueen, John Tangeman and Dennis Smith.

Military Honor Guard was provided by the Seneca Memorial Post #7458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Earl W. Taylor Post #21. A flag line was provided by the American Legion Riders Post #21.

Lauer Funeral Home is serving the family. To express sympathies and for more information, visit or call call 785-336-2101.