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Harland Dangle

July 13, 1920 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 100)


Harland Clarence Dangle, age 100, of Madison Wisconsin, passed away on March 26, 2021 at Attic Angel Place in Middleton, WI.


Harland was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the son of Clarence W. Dangle and Louise E. (Brand) Dangle, later of Shorewood, Wisconsin. Harland married Oma Catherine Ponton of Hammond, Indiana in 1953 and raised two children, Joyce and Lloyd.


Educated at Shorewood High School and Marquette University in Milwaukee, followed by Marquette University Medical School, Harland received accelerated field medical training in the early ‘40s in preparation to ship off for service in WWII. The war ended just before he completed his training, so he served in the occupation Army Medical Corps in Germany. He resumed his medical studies after his Army stint and became a Medical Doctor specializing in pathology and laboratory medicine, which he practiced at various hospitals and clinics for the next forty years.


Harland loved hiking and exploring natural places and backroads around Wisconsin. He was fascinated by history, and read many biographies of US presidents, explorers, and other historical figures. He appreciated modern art and enjoyed visiting art museums. He also loved baseball and “pulled for” the Milwaukee Brewers every summer.


Harland is survived by his daughter, Joyce Kupres, of Madison, WI, and son, Lloyd Dangle, of Piedmont, CA; grandchildren Erin (Kupres) Albert, Kyle Kupres, Ryan Kupres, Oscar Kim-Dangle; and great grandchildren Brody Kupres, and Parker, Caroline, and Owen Albert.


Harland was preceded in death by his wife, Oma C. (Ponton) Dangle, brother Eugene Dangle, sisters Lorraine Dangle, Eileen Dangle, and Betty (Dangle) Malone.


Memorial service to be announced by the Kupres and Dangle families post-pandemic.

“Johnson boys eat peas and honey; they’ve been doing it all their life; it sure does make the peas taste funny; but it keeps them on the knife.” – from an old folk tune Harland found amusing. 

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