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Earl Myllykangas, 92

Earl Myllykangas of Snohomish, Wash., died July 16, 2012. He was 92.

A graveside service was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the Rose Garden at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, Wash.

Earl Thomas Myllykangas was born July 4, 1920, in Kingston to Jacob and Emma Myllykangas. He married Mildred "Millie" Anderson March 17, 1943. They were married 67 years. Earl served in World War II and worked on heavy equipment building many of the roads that we drive on today. Earl retired in 1982, and started traveling. He was fascinated with trucks, travel trailers, and anything with wheels. He was known to race the trains in his younger years. He and Millie loved to go to county fairs and spend hours looking at the farm equipment.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife Millie in 2011; and son Don Myllykangas in 1998.

He is survived by his daughter Sandra (and Gary) Dovre; granddaughter Karie (and Brad) Dovre-Bennett; grandsons Scot Dovre, Kyle Myllykangas, and Andy Myllykangas; and great-grandchildren Jacob (and Lynnette) Bennett, Tyler Bennett, Maggie Bennett, and Makenzee Bennett.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Merry Haven in Snohomish for Earl's care.