OBITUARY

Marion E. Bell

February 7, 1925April 3, 2018
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Marion Bell, 93, a long time resident of Elmhurst, Illinois died peacefully on April 3, 2018 in Bensenville, Illinois.

Marion was born in 1925 in Milan, Tennessee. Marion proudly joined the Army serving in WWII as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Upon discharge from the Army, Marion wed Annamarie (Foote) Bell in 1946. The two settled in Elmhurst, Illinois where they raised four children: Bruce, Wayne, Betty, and Nancy.

Marion enjoyed the outdoors. He could be found fishing, gardening, tinkering in the garage, or walking around the block. An avid fisherman, he was always ready for that next fishing trip. Marion would also regularly volunteer as a member of the Shriners. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and neighbors. Additionally, he found great joy in spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren over the years.

Marion was the loving husband of the late Annamarie (Foote) Bell. He is survived by his children: Bruce (Betsy), Wayne (Joan), Betty, and Nancy (Dennis); eight lovely grandchildren: Charlie (Pam), Courtney, Asheley (Mike), Art (Kelly), David (Emily), Ken (Katie), Colleen (Greg), and Keith (Bryan); and 12 great grandchildren whom he adored: Taylor, Bryan, Michael, Reina, Jessica, Taryn, big brother to be Theodore, Oliver, Elijah, Eleanor, Maddie, and Emma. He is also survived by his brother Joe (Joan) Bell of Tennessee.

Marion’s family wishes to express their extreme gratitude to Great Lakes Caring Hospice for the loving care the organization gave to Marion in his final days.

The visitation will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home in Oak Brook Terrace on Friday, April 6 from 11:00-12:00 with the funeral service and interment beginning at 12:00.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Marion E. Bell

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