Kenneth Nagel, 1928-2018

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Memorial services for Kenneth L. Nagel, 89, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. 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 Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Kenneth Nagel

Kenny died Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Kenneth Luverne Nagel was born Oct. 16, 1928, at home in rural Glenville, 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.

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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 Eagles Club for over 40 years, the Elks Club 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.