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Jack Irwin Bell

1929 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Jack Irwin Bell Obituary
Jack Irwin Bell


Jack Irwin Bell, 83, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Mercy Hospital. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with funeral services at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, with burial at Chapel Hill Gardens.

Jack was born March 30, 1929 to Ray Edward and Laura Mae (Nolte) Bell in West Plains, Missouri. He grew up in Sac City, Iowa. He loved watching the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his family. Jack was a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran who traveled a lot, including a tour in Korea and 2 tours in Vietnam. He liked telling the family about Army life. Jack had a kind heart and he will be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Ellie Hoyla; step son, Ken Hoyla; step daughter, Kathy Wadle; step grandchildren, Trish, Kirk, Mike, Kim, Megan, Tammy and Tony; and his 16 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the VA Central Iowa Health Care System, 3600 30th St., Des Moines, IA 50310.


Published in Des Moines Register from June 5 to June 6, 2012
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