James Eugene Bell Sr.
1931 - 2021
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James EUGENE Bell, Sr.

Born: February 14, 1931

Died: January 2, 2021

James (Jim) Bell, Sr. passed from this life on January 2, 2021 at Maple Crest Rehabilitation and Care Center in Belvidere. After battling a milder form of covid-19, he was unable to over-come lingering effects from the virus.

Jim was a long-time resident of rural Sycamore where he and his wife, Barb, raised 4 children.

Jim and Barb packed their bags for a new journey in life and traveled out West. Together, they managed a camp ground in Colorado, RV Resorts in New Mexico and 2 in Arizona. They resided in Apache Jct., Arizona for several years.

He is preceded in death by his wife (Barb), his father and mother (Henry and Dorothy), his oldest sister ( Bernice).Jim has 4 surviving siblings: Jean Spartz (Jack- deceased) Wisconsin, Joanne Huftalin (John) Arizona, Don Bell (Loretta) Chana, Glen Bell (Rose) Rockford.

Jim has 4 surviving children: James E. Bell Jr. of Sycamore, David M. Bell (Terry) of Sycamore, Katherine A. Bell of Rockford and Dennis J. Bell (Lorelei) of Dekalb.

Jim is also Grandpa to 9 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.

He is loved and will be missed.

Jim and Barb once again together in Christ, for eternity.

A walk through visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 9th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. Facial coverings, social distancing and a limit of 10 guests can be in the funeral home at one time according to the IDPH regulations on Covid mitigations.

A public graveside service will follow at 1:15 pm at the Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.butalafuneralhomes.com

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Jan. 7, 2021.
Graveside service
01:15 PM
Elmwood Cemetery
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January 8, 2021
The Bell family I'm so sorry to hear the loss of your father Jim it has been many many years since I have seen him and all of you we were neighbors out on Mt.Hunger Rd. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris Campuzano Horn
January 8, 2021
The Bell Family, I'm sorry to hear the passing of your father Jim it's been many many years since I last saw him and most of you... we were neighbors on Mt.Hunger Rd.I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Chris Campuzano Horn
January 7, 2021
Dave and Terry and family: We are so sorry for your loss and sending ehugs and prayers. We hope to see you soon. Rick and Brenda Dailey
Brenda and Rick Dailey
January 7, 2021
To: The Bell Family
I'd like to extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of Jim. It saddened me when I heard that my daughter's grandfather had passed but I hope she and all of you will find comfort that Jim will join the love of his life, Barb, in the company of the Creator for eternity.
With sympathy and respect:
Mike Smith
January 7, 2021
Our heart felt sympathy to the family. Love you Jim. We will miss you
Glen & rose Bell
January 6, 2021
Dave, Terri and family... my deepest sympathies at the loss of your father. May the great memories provide you some comfort.
Sue Willey
January 6, 2021
I'm so sorry for the loss to our family. He will forever be remembered. He is in heaven with Grandma now (Barb). Love you Grandpa Bell! Love Candace, Josh, Trevor and Hailey.
Candace Monge
January 6, 2021
I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Warren Young
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