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Edgar "Kent" Bacon
October 18, 1933 - October 30, 2018

Edgar

Edgar "Kent" Bacon
Oct 18, 1933 - Oct 30, 2018

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Edgar Kent Bacon, 85, of Winona, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary's Campus in Rochester. He was born on Oct. 18, 1933 in Easton, Wisconsin to Edgar and Mildred (Bidwell) Bacon. On September 28, 1956 he married the love of his life, IdaMae Williams and shortly after, was drafted into the Army. Kent proudly served our country for two years. Upon his return home, he began dairy farming with his father. Kent also worked on a mink farm, at a lumber mill, drove truck for a construction company, then began his career as a meat inspector for the federal government. After a 34 career, he retired at the age of 65 and was able to enjoy 20 years of retired living. He was just as active in retirement as he was during his working career. From an early age Kent dedicated his life to serving the Lord. This included, being active in the local church, visiting and leading inmates in Bible study, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with as many people as he could. He was a member of Habitat for Humanity and The Gideons International. He loved to fish and hunt and used these hobbies as a way to connect with his children, grandchildren, and many others. Kent is survived by his wife of 62 years, IdaMae; children, Tim (Rhoda) Bacon, Aaron (Sharon) Bacon, Kelvin (Kim) Bacon, and Angela Strange; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; siblings, Janis Rheinhart, Gary (Joann) Bacon, Nola (Dick) Edwards; brother-in-law, Edwin Burdick; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by one grandson, Moses Ragan; two great-grandchildren, Jessalynn Hermann and Kellen Bacon; siblings, Willis "Billy" Bacon and Marilyn Burdick; brother-in-law, Phillip "Bud" Rheinhart. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, with Rev. Adam Burge officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Burial will be at 9 a.m., Monday, November 5 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery- Preston. Please leave a memory of Kent and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Marlene davidson on Nov 5, 2018

Kent was a great friend/deacon from our Calvary Baptist Church in Chatfield. We have and will miss him very much. A very good Christian man.

Bill Rowekamp on Nov 3, 2018

What a blessing it was to have known Kent.

Anita Genrich on Nov 2, 2018

Uncle Kent was a wonderful man of God. He leaves a lasting legacy of children grandchildren and great grandchildren who have come to know the Lord as result of his living testimoney. Our love and sympathies to Aunt Ida Mae and families. Anita and Don Genrich

Dale Evavold on Nov 2, 2018

A first class gentleman at all times.

John Hickey on Nov 2, 2018

Ida Mae and family—so sorry for the loss of Kent. I knew him for 11 years as a member of the Gideons. When I first started with the Gideons you tend to listen and learn from the veterans…the other more experienced members. Kent shared his opinion often. His voice was firm but interesting. He was always interested in volunteering for Gideon activities that involved sharing the Word of the Lord and handing out bibles. He loved visiting with pastors at churches, jail ministry and giving Gideon presentations. He attended many Gideon State Conventions where he renewed old friendships. As a Gideon member and a friend…he’ll be missed.

Lois Pawlowski on Nov 2, 2018

Bacon family - My sympathies to you all. IdaMae, losing your partner will not be easy. May God give you strength and peace and may Kent rest in peace. Lois Pawlowski

Kate Burt on Nov 1, 2018

Ida Mae- so sorry for your loss. I did not know him but I worked with you and if he was anything like you, he would have been caring and funny all wrapped up with love. You will be in my thoughts and prayers - Kate

Joyce Jones on Oct 31, 2018

I always loved seeing Kent walk into the church with Ida Mae. I will remember him for his great handshake and his genuine love for all of us. Quite the man. I loved his Gideon presentations. I was always so thankful for all the fish he supplied me with through the years. I am sure he heard upon his arrival at his new forever home, "Well done, My good and faithful servant!" Kent is no longer hurting and struggling to breathe. His unique smile is on his face. See you Kent!!

Jane Thompson on Oct 31, 2018

I remember spending many days, nights, whole weekends at the Bacon house....I remember "Mr. Bacon" telling Angi and I many times to "go to bed it's late!". Wonderful man!

Janice and Larry Johnson on Oct 31, 2018

CandleIda Mae, we are so very sorry for your loss, Kent was a wonderful man and will truly be missed.
Larry and Janice

Sharon Rustad on Oct 31, 2018

Ida Mae...I am so sorry to hear about Kent! He was such a dear man. Peace be with you and your families in the days ahead!
Sharon and Maynard

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