Sangren, Byron H. 84

Byron Harold Sangren was born on August 8, 1938 to Harold and Gladys (Friden) Sangren in the Cokato Hospital. He was baptised, confirmed and a lifelong member of Stockholm Lutheran Church. He graduated from Cokato High School in 1956. Byron married Janet Wink on April 1, 1961 in Cobden, Minnesota. They were blessed with 4 children. Byron farmed in Stockholm Township his entire life. He was very active at Stockholm Lutheran Church by serving on many board positions, a Sunday School teacher, a supervisor for Stockholm Township, and a state fire warden for over 30 years. He also worked for Faribault Foods picking sweet corn for several years.
Byron’s favorite hobby was fishing, whether he was sitting in a boat, or on the ice, he was always smiling when he could relax and holding a fishing pole. In his earlier years, he was a pretty good bowler at the Dassel Bowling Center. He had a love for good country music. You could find him at dance halls tapping his toes, and gracing the dance floor with this happy feet. He enjoyed attending Winstock Music Festival for many years.
Byron entered Cedar Creek Assisted Living in Silver Lake, MN on January 2, 2023 and passed away on May 26, 2023.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet Sangren, his children, Sheri (Jim) Miedtke, Andrea Kain (Larry Graplar), John (Sharon) Sangren, and Sue (Tim) Bay; his grandchildren, Brenda Chapman, Paul Sangren, Andrew Geistfeld, Tina Geistfeld (Matt Harrison), Jen (Dan) Wedel, Sarah (Andy) Odegaard; his great grandchildren, Riley, Jordyn, Taylor, Trevor, Olivia, Owen, Audrey, Henry, Jacob, Tanner, Ethan, and Danica. Survivors also include siblings Julieanna (Richard) Orn, Charles (Voni) Sangren, Kenneth Sangren, and sisters-in-law, Joyce (Gary) Sathoff, and Marsha Wink.
Byron was proceeded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law William and Eva Wink, grandson Matthew Miedtke, brother-in-law, Allen Wink, niece Brenda Knockel, and family friend Jamie Michalsky.
A funeral service for Byron Sangren, 84, of Cokato, Minnesota, will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato, Minnesota. Inurnment will be at the Stockholm Township Cemetery following the church service. Visitation will be from 4 -7 pm on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Stockholm Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, MN 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com