Bell, Donald E., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away suddenly Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare Harrison. Age 83 years. The son of the late Marvin and Vivian (Nutter) Bell, Don was born September 1, 1931 in Melcher, Iowa. He moved to Saginaw in 1940 and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1950. Don made the varsity football team as a sophomore and earned nine letters in sports. He served in the U.S. Army 1952-1954 in the signal corps spending one year in the Philippines and Guam. Don was a member of V.F.W. Post #1556, American Legion Post #439 and past commander of V.F.W. Post #8802. Don married June Horn, his loving wife of 63 years, on August 11, 1951. She survives him. He was employed by Consumers Power Company for 38 years until his retirement in 1994. Don was a lifetime member of Masonic Blue Lodge, also a member of the Director’s Staff, Knights Templer, The Bay City Consistory and the Elf Khurafeh Shrine. Don played softball for many years as a pitcher and later umpired. Don played on 16 teams that were city champs. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in all of their sporting events. Surviving besides his wife June are two daughters and their spouses, Kathy and Kevin Flynn, Saginaw; Tracy and Frank Kunc, Saginaw; four grandchildren, Ryan and Connor Flynn, Courtney and Lauren Kunc; two great-grandchildren, twins, Corbin and Kamilah; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Sally Horn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Mrs. Sharon Wahl, Pastoral Associate at St. Stephen Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens where military honors will be presented by V.F.W. Post #1566. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Elf Khurafeh Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.