HAMPTON - Kevin Lynn Barz, 63, of Hampton, died Friday, July 5, 2019. He, and his wife, Julia, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Kevin was born May 20, 1956, in Webster City, Iowa, the eldest son of Millard and Marlys (Lehmann) Barz. Kevin graduated from Ackley-Geneva High School in 1974. He attended Ellsworth Community College and subsequently the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) from 1975-77. While at UNI, Kevin was a member of the football team. During his football career, Kevin was co-captain, All-Conference and All-American of the 1977 Panthers. He created many lifelong memories and friendships during this time. Following college, Kevin received many offers to continue his football career and tried out for the New York Jets, but due to life circumstances, he decided to assist with the family farm.