Obit: Bell, Minnie Jean (1926 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Bell, Faylor, Hedding, Wilber, Mattson,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 11, 2009
Bell, Minnie Jean (16 January 1926 - 5 November
Minnie J. Bell, 83, of Ripon and longtime rural
Humbird resident died Thursday morning, Nov. 5, 2009, in the
Fountain View Care Center, Ripon.
Minnie Jean Hedding was born Jan. 16, 1926, near
Clintonville to Ira and Ethel (Faylor) Hedding. She was
raised in the Clintonville area and moved with her family to the
Humbird area when she was a teenager. She graduated from
Humbird High School.
married Robert A. Bell June 8, 1944, in Minneapolis. The
couple first farmed near Cadott for five years before moving to
Humbird. Robert Bell died Sept. 13, 1996.
Following Robert’s death, Minnie continued to reside in rural
Humbird until moving to Ripon in October 2008.
Minnie had been employed at Dadco Food Products
(Roma Pizza) of Black River Falls.
enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, sewing, baking, canning,
cooking and writing (compiling her family’s
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie (Tom) Wilber
of Ripon; two sons, Kenneth (Debra) Bell of Humbird and Robert
(Carol) Bell of Kenosha; eight grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Mattson of Phoenix, AZ; and
numerous other relatives and friends.
addition to her husband, Robert A. Bell, Minnie was preceded in
death by her parents; a sister, Thelma Grassmeier; and two
brothers, Vern and Earl Hedding.
celebration of Minnie’s life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at the Kenneth and Debra Bell
residence, rural Humbird.
Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is assisting the family
Online condolences are available at www.buswellfuneralhome.com.
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