Harold Kinney

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Funeral services for Harold Kinney, 67, of Albert Lea will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Assemblies of God Church. The Rev. Lee Freshour will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Freeborn County veterans organizations. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Harold died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Albert Lea Medical Center.
Harold was born on May 28, 1941, to John and Bertha (Moritz) Kinny in Austin. He graduated from Austin High School in 1959. Harold was united in marriage to Judith Raines on Nov. 22, 1961, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1963. After his discharge, Harold worked as an auto mechanic for Murphy Auto Freight in Austin. Harold and Judy moved to Albert Lea in 1969 where he worked in property management.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; children, Debra Huffman and Greg Phillips of Kansas City, Mo, Darla (Roger) Frye of Waseca, Rebecca (Thomas) Dokken of Canyon City, Colo., Bridgett (Todd) Coughlin both of Albert Lea, Dawn Pike of Bricelyn; grandchildren, Nicole (Tim), Brandon (Jenny), Tanya (Matt), Kelly Jo (Ryan), Joshawa, Rebecca, Cassandra, and Kathy, Justin, Amber (Todd), Sean (Rachael), Bobbie Jo (Matt), Jody and Jennifer, Todd, Adam, Jason (Erin), Amanda, Chase and Coutney, Gage and Rickey; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Delbert and Karen Kinny of Austin, and David and Mary Kinney of Faribault; and sisters, Bernitta Gilpen of St. Paul, and Bonnie and John Funk of St. Joseph, and many nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, son, Rickey; grandson, Sven Levine; mother-in-law, Lillian Raines; sisters, Mary Melinar, Joann Hoag, Lavone and George Hunt, Betty Hamberg, Loretta and Clifford Shuck, and Shirley Kinny; brothers, Kenneth Kinney, Don and Alphia Kinney, John and Marian Kinney, and Bob and Marlene Kinney.
Harold wished to leave a special statement: “Thank you to Pastor Freshour for his love and for helping me to cross over into eternity to my Father’s house. Dr. Shelhamer and his wonderful nurse Kris, who worked so hard to give me all the extra time here on earth and for all the laughter and comfort they gave me. But, Doctor and Nurse, you should have worked a little harder — I still owe you money. I thought you wanted me to live until I at least paid my bill. You guys are great; you always made me laugh.”

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