OBITUARY

Michael Bell

Mike Bell, 63, of Bloomington, died at I.U.Health Bloomington Hospital tuesday morning following an extended illness. Born April 18, 1948 in Bloomington, the son of Mike Bell and Roxie (Porter) Bell. Mike had been employed at Indiana University as a painter before retiring due to health problems. Mike and his wife Donna enjoyed camping, boating, flower gardening, the kids and were foster parents to several children and Mike was a great cook, which the whole family enjoyed. He will be greatly missed by all the friends, relatives and co-workers at I.U.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Quillen) Bell; his mother, Roxie (Porter) Bell of Bloomington; 2 sons Greg (Barry) Bell, Nathan (Andrea) Bell of bloomington; 2 daughters, Shelly (Ian) Baumgartner and Lisa (David) VanDeventer both of Bloomington; 3 brothers; Eddie (Bonnie) Bell of Bloomington, Jacki (Charlotte) Bell of Ellettsville and David Bell of Sardis, TN; 1 sister, Beverly Harding of Ormond Beach, FL 10 grandchildren and several foster grandchildren.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Mike Bell; a son, William Bell and a sister in law Debbie Bell.

Funeral Services will be at Deremiah Frye Mortuary Chapel Saturday at 10am with Pastor Don Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens with military graveside rites by the Veterans Memorial Squad.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2-8pm

Online condolence may be made to the family at: www.deremiah-fryemortuary.com

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Michael Bell

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Dixie Covey

October 24, 2011

Nathan, Donna, Greg, Lisa, Shelly and entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great man. He will be sadly missed. I Know I didn't get to know him that well. Wish I had gotten the chance to have.

Julie Wertz

July 30, 2011

To Greg, My sympathies to you, Barry, your mother and the rest of your family. I did not know your father, but he and your mother turned out a great, kind, caring person like you. I am certain that your dads prescence will remain with you always! God Bless you; Julie Wertz

CONNIE/DONNA AYNES/GILLASPIE

July 22, 2011

GOD BE WITH MICHAEL AND HIS FAMILY.IT HAS BEEN YEARS BUT WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN OUR FRIENDSHIP AS KIDS WE LOVE YOU MIKIE

July 22, 2011

Aunt Roxie,Jackie,David,Beverly,Eddie,Donna and Mikey's children,and to the entire family.My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.May GOD be in your hearts and soul.Rest-In-Peace my dear cousin~Mikey~ Love Diana (Dinie)Brad Trimble

Lisa Chandler

July 22, 2011

Donna, Greg, Nathan, Lisa, Shelly. I am really sorry to hear about Mikey. He was a sweet and caring person. I remember all the good times i had over there when i was little. He is going to be missed. You are all in my thoughts. Take care.

Paula Klann

July 22, 2011

To Jack, Roxie, Donna, and the entire family - My heart goes out to all of you as you grieve the loss of your brother, your son, your husband, your father and your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Cassy Phelps

July 22, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss, he was such a good man. I enjoyed our talks we had in the salon, he always had fun stories to share with me. It is so hard to let good men go, but know he is in such a wonderful, loving place where he feels no pain. I will be thinking about you guys on Saturday.