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Eleanor M. Bell

September 23, 1918 — November 10, 2023



Eleanor M. Bell, age 105, of Shingleton, died Friday, November 10, 2023 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.  She was born on September 23, 1918 in Germfask, Michigan to the late James and Margaret (Batway) Berry.  Eleanor graduated from Germfask High School in 1936.  She met James Bell while he was working at a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, and they were married on October 18, 1938.  Eleanor worked for the United States Postal Service for many year and retired in the 1980’s.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hospital Auxiliary, and St. John’s Episcopal Church.  She enjoyed working in her flower garden, rides in the woods, picking berries, and quilting.

Eleanor is survived by her children – Ronald Bell of Shingleton and Karen (Edward) Dziak of Mosinee, WI; grandchildren – Gary (Tonia) Dziak, Chritine (Tim) Goldsmith, and Cassie (Ben) Steinhoff; great-grandchildren – Kian, Matthew, Leslie, Mason, Grayson, Caitlin, Cassidy, Callie, Lorelei, Courtney, Monica, and Natalie; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents James and Margaret; husband – Jim; son – Donald Bell; daughter-in-law – Iris Bell; granddaughter – Melissa Syers; and sisters – Dorothy Davis, Janette Mannila, and Beatrice Miller.

Graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Germfask.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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Riverside Cemetery - Germfask Township

Michigan 77, MI

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