Kevin Milo Nagel


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Kevin Milo Nagel

Kevin Milo Nagel passed peacefully on Wednesday, April 11th surrounded by his wife and two daughters.

Kevin was born to Florence (Damon) and Howard Nagel on February 15, 1940 in Vancouver, WA.

Kevin attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he played varsity football and was a member of Air Force ROTC. After college, Kevin was posted to March Air Force Base in Riverside, California. He spent six months in Vietnam where he worked in the emerging field of interpretation of satellite imagery. After fulfilling his military commitment, he was recruited by the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington DC, where he spent a 30-year career, including seven years on loan to the Central Intelligence Agency. Kevin was proud to be a pioneer in the field of satellite imagery and intelligence.

Kevin met his wife of fifty-two years, Judith Rhenn Nagel, in Southern California. They were married in Northern Virginia where they settled and raised their two daughters. Retirement and family steered them to relocate in the Pacific Northwest. Grand kids, train travel, fishing, hunting and gardening led to a busy and active life.

An avid football fan, Kevin never missed a Seahawks game during his 20 years as a season ticket holder. He would be pleased to know that his oldest grandson described heaven as “every day is Seahawk Super Bowl Sunday.’

Kevin is survived by his wife, Judy Rhenn Nagel of Bothell WA, his daughter Debra Goss (Keith) of Woodinville, WA, granddaughters, Kalin and Erin Goss , his other daughter, Kristin Wells (Jim) of Renton, WA, grandsons, Leo and Milo Wells and his sister Marlene Nagel Hansen (Grant) of Vancouver, WA.

A private military burial will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held in the future.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Evergreen Hospice Care. or (425) 899-1040

7 Responses to “Kevin Milo Nagel”

  • Toni Florimonte says:

    So sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. I still have memories of when you lived around the corner from us and I think of you all every time I drive down Vale road.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time

  • Kay Miller says:

    Dear Judy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of dear Kevin!!! He was such a character and loved by so many! He could always make me laugh or teach me something! You were such role models of what marriage should be!!! He will forever be in your hearts!!! Love to you all!!!

    Kay & Laurel

  • Dorothea (Donaldson) eissmann says:

    Judy I am so sorry for the loss of your husband . Surround yourself with family love and the love of God.

  • Bobby Roberts says:

    I am so sad to hear this news. We sat next to Kevin and Judy at the Seahawks games for several years and it is not without great memories. What great neighbors to have. Kevin you raised an amazing family and I look forward to seeing them and sharing great memories from the past. Prayers and positive thoughts your way.

  • Jeanne Thomas says:

    Nagel was one of a kind. No one can take his place, but aren’t we lucky we had the pleasure?

  • Natasha Roberts says:

    I’m going to miss my gardening buddy, and our hours long coffee sessions along with his hearty laugh and all those incredible stories he told about his past.
    Judy, you were blessed with an incredible man who loved you dearly. He is now a guardian angel to many.

  • Patty LaPlante says:

    Nagel, it was a pleasure – so many laughs we shared. Much love to your beloved family. <3

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