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Kenneth D. Barcel

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Kenneth D. Barcel, D.C., age 81, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed on to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Ken was born in Minneapolis, Minn., May 22, 1931, the only child of William and Viola Barcel. He served in the US Air force from 1952 -1955 in Korea. He attended Northwestern Chiropractic College and married Florence Thorne June 28, 1957. Upon completion of college, he practiced in Winona, and then moved to Spring Valley in the fall of 1968 where he cared for people for 40 years.

Ken loved the Lord Jesus Christ with his whole heart and his life exemplified it. He was an active member of Valley Christian Center as a teacher, youth leader and deacon; served many years in the Gideon’s distributing the bible and the message of Christ, and helped form the Full Gospel Business Men’s Association.

Ken, or Doc, was active in sports all his life; enjoying baseball and basketball in youth, then tennis and golf, and medaled in the State and National Senior Olympics.

Ken is survived by his spouse, Florence; his five children and their spouses, Brenda and David Palmer, Brett and Stephanie Barcel, Wendy and Dennis Shaw, Lisa and Andy Snyder, and Debra and Timothy Aldrich; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at Valley Christian Center in Spring Valley on Monday, April 8, with Pastor Steve Kuno officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.

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