Angelus Grant Nicholas Angelus, 82, of Destin, Florida and Minneapolis, Minnesota, died in the early morning hours of May 8th, safe, comfortable and secure in the home and care of his daughter Soma, his ``champion, nurse and debate partner.'' Grant Angelus was a true original, who, as an Air Force pilot flew aircraft ranging from trainers to fighter aircraft to the Strategic Air Command B47 as an Aircraft Commander. He flew airborne inspection of navigation facilities in the National Airspace System and later, in the Air Carrier Division, proficiency checks with Northwest pilots during his time with the FAA. He is remembered as a ``true gentleman, respected, professional, decent and fair.'' Golf was his passion and his almost daily endeavor. He was also known for his rich story telling, sense of humor, creative inventions and found-object art. He is survived by his daughter, Soma; his sister, Xanta; his brothers, Kean, Bill and Theos; and his sisters-in-law, Emma, Eve and Gen. He was preceded in the mystery of death by his eldest brother, Bert. He is also remembered by generations of family members; dear friends; close friend, Vickie and her family, and supporting caregivers, Disa and Ronnie, his former wife. He wished neither a formal ceremony nor a memorial service, but asked to ``tell everyone he misses you and he'll see you again.'' Family and friends will be celebrating his memory each in their own way. Expressions of care, recollections and memories may be sent to his daughter, Soma, at Summit House, 400 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Published on May 12, 2002

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