Jan. 25, 1932 - Feb. 21, 2008
RED CLOUD -- Lester J. Bell, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Lester was born Jan. 25, 1932, to Dora (Koch) Cook and Earl Bell in Rivertson. He attended school in Franklin County and graduated from Guide Rock High School in 1949.
He married Charlotte Ruth Jarvis on Feb. 7, 1959, in Holdrege. They made their home in the Red Cloud community where he operated Bell's Digging and Plumbing Service and Sleepy Valley Mobile Home Court and Car Wash.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Richard; and brother-in-law, Lorin Mucklow.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Charlotte; his children, Steve Bell and wife, Candy of Red Cloud, Shary Skiles and husband, Doug of McCook, Susan Bell of Red Cloud and Scot Bell and wife Anne of Liberty , Mo.; five grandchildren, Megan and Ben Skiles, Wyatt Bell, Jennifer (Brett) Hammond, and Jacob Bell; great grandchildren, Dylan Hammond and Mya Grace Maxwell; a sister, Lorraine Mucklow of Superior; and brother, Laddie Bell and wife, Nancy of Guide Rock.
Services were today at Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Interment was in the Red Cloud Cemetery.