William “Bill” F. Bell

William “Bill” F. Bell


William “Bill” F. Bell, 70, of Klemme, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021, after a courageous two year battle with cancer, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Celebration of Life for William “Bill” Bell will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM at Eldred Sherwood Park (Indian Lake) Shelter House, 2185 120th Street, Goodell, Iowa. Lunch following memorial service.

Bring your lawn chairs and a beverage of your choice.

William “Bill” Bell, the son of Frederick and Lula (Peterson) Bell, was born on February 9, 1951 in Mason City, Iowa. Bill grew up in Klemme and graduated from Klemme High School in 1969.

Bill worked for Winnebago Industries Inc. for 39 years. He retired from Winnebago in 2013. He also enjoyed helping his brother Lynn while working on the farm.

Bill married Joleyne Pals on February 15, 1991, where their two families blended as one.

In his free time, Bill was an outdoors man, whether it was mowing, fishing, or camping with his family. You could always find Bill stoking the perfect fire.  Eldred-Sherwood Park was the family’s favorite place to camp and have many great memories there.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joleyne of 30 years; children Lisa (Duane) Smidt, Stephanie (Jeff) Baker, Travis (Deb) Bell, Christopher Bachman, and Danielle (Chad) Goeman; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two sisters Elsie (Keith) Frohwein, and Eva (Lester) Schnabel; brother Lynn (Dayle) Bell; mother-in-law Judy Pals; sisters-in-law Jody (Luther) Lehman and Joann (Dan) Oberhelman; aunt Julia Gordon; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, granddaughter Shelby Jo Smith, father-in-law Jerry Pals, and special friend Tim Hauge.

Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family c/o Joleyne Bell, 1635 Yale Avenue, Klemme, Iowa, 50449.

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