Kenneth L. Nagel
Kenneth L. Nagel, 89, Albert Lea, Minn., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Pastor Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Lunder Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Kenneth Luverne Nagel was born Oct. 16, 1928 at home in rural Glenville, Minn., the son of Clifford and Pearl (Beck) Nagel. He attended country school.
Kenny went to work with his father farming, milking cows, and bailing. He then trained to become a mechanic, working for Irv’s Service. Kenny went on to open Nagel’s Service Station in rural Glenville in 1960. He was in business for over 50 years.
On June 2, 1951, Kenny was united in marriage to Lorraine Gavle at Lunder Lutheran Church.
He was a member of Round Prairie Lutheran Church, the Eagle’s Club for over 40 years, the Elks, and the Arrowhead Snowmobile Club. Kenny enjoyed deer hunting in Baudette, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling. He had a special trait of being able to fix anything with a motor. Later in life he had a passion for refurbishing old Ford tractors. Kenny especially loved time with his grandchildren.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children: Steve (Julie) Nagel, Brad (Connie) Nagel, and Carrie Villana; grandchildren: Nick (Angie) Nagel and their children, Claire and Hannah, Nate (Abbey) Nagel, and their children, Lily and Luke, Tina (Jacob) Huchtmeier, and Armen Amirayan; sister, Pat (Earl) Dillavou; sister-in-law, Berdine (Greg) Staples; brother-in-law, Charlie Troe; and several nieces and nephews.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Wyeth Nagel, Dale Nagel, and Charles Nagel in infancy; and sister-in-law, Lorna Troe.