Spencer — Kenneth D. Angel, 71, of Spencer died Thursday, March 14, 2019 after  Spencer Dam and levee broke.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Spencer Community Hall. 

A potluck reception will begin at 4 p.m. follosing the services at the community hall.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Ken was born Dec. 1, 1947 to Don and June Angel in O’Neill. He attended school in Spencer and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1969-70. 

He met his future wife Linda in October 1979, and they spent 40 wonderful years together before his untimely passing. 

Ken’s career followed many paths from working in the oil fields to cellular tower construction. During the last 16 years of his life, Ken and Linda operated a weed control business. They also were co-owners of Angels’ Straw Bale Saloon which was destroyed when Spencer Dam broke.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved studying native prairie plants and hunting with his bow or black powder rifle. He enjoyed early American history and searching for arrowheads and other early American artifacts. He was a faithful family man and friend to many. Blessed be his memory.

Ken is survived by his loving wife Linda; four sons Jared Angel, Kris Angel, Michael (Jen) Franklin and Zach (Kim) Wood; five siblings Terry (Jackie) Angel, Nola Angel, Coral (Kirk Hansen) Angel, Joni Angel and Scott (Elaine) Angel; and four grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.


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