Bangen, Orlo

Force: U.S. Army
Orlo Bangen was born in Wilton, Minnesota on December 27, 1920. His parents were Toleff and Anna Bangen. His family moved to La Glace AB in 1928. After attending Northfield School, Orlo farmed, worked in sawmills, and hauled grain and gas. In 1945 he joined the U.S. Army and served with the occupation troops in Korea. Returning to La Glace in 1947, he married Eilene Freslund a year later. A job as grain elevator agent required them to move around to Sexsmith, Peace River, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton. Also he worked as a partsman for some years before retiring to Grande Prairie in 1985. Some activities that Orlo enjoyed were singing in choirs and quartets, being active in church, and sports, especially baseball, golf, and curling. Orlo and Eilene had two sons: Terry and Leroy. Orlo died in Grande Prairie on October 16, 1998 at age 77. He was buried in the Northfield Cemetery in La Glace.

Source: La Glace Yesterday and Today – picture only p. 313
AGS website – Cemetery Index
GP. Daily Herald Tribune Oct. 19, 1998 – Obituary with photo