Ronald E. Bell, 68Published 12:51pm Thursday, January 24, 2013
Born: July 26, 1944
Died: January 22, 2013
Ronald E. Bell, 68, of Beebe Road in Niles, Mich., died at 12:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles, unexpectedly but of natural causes.
He was born on July 26, 1944 in New Castle, Ind., to Isaac and Mary (Sampley) Bell. He was graduated from high school in New Castle, and has lived in Niles most of his life. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam Era, serving in the United States Army Ranger unit. He was employed for many years at Camden TV & Appliance as a store manager.
Ron was a charter member of the Harley Owners Group (HOG), and a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). He enjoyed woodworking, including building some unique furniture pieces.
On Feb. 17, 2001 in Coloma, Mich., he married Martha Anton, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Lisa (& Jim) Klanke of Lee’s Summit, Miss., and granddaughters Hannah and Hallie; Ron’s mother, Mary Bell of New Castle; and his siblings, Barry Bell of Milwaukee, Wisc., Linda (& Bob) Burris of New Castle, Becky (& Ed) McConnell of Cambridge City, Ind., and Kathy Grant of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
Full Military Honors for Ronald E. Bell will be offered at noon on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles by American Legion Post 51 of Buchanan, Mich. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the Cass County Humane Society, 25291 Jefferson Center Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031.