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“My condolences. I'll always remember Earl at camp on the Escanaba. He tried to give me a few tips on fishing?. But I'm still waiting to catch the...Read More »
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“So very sorry to hear about Earl's passing. He was a kind man and very dear friend/cousin to my Dad. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Tricia LaFave-Guidebeck

“Earl Bell was so happy when he got to marry my aunt Bee. I helped take care of him and Marvin when he needed some help when he moved to snowberry. ...Read More »
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“I was blessed to have been a friend and fishing buddy of Earls This great man did many good things in his life that benefited others. The GOOD LORD...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jim Lyons


Earl E. Bell, 82, a lifelong Marquette resident, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 29, 2016 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette. Earl was born on June 17, 1934 in Marquette, to the late Earl and Amelia (Fitzpatrick) Bell. He was the co-founder of Bell Roofing Company in 1962, retiring from his work in 1985. On March 26, 1996, he married the former Beulah H. Tousignant in Marquette and she preceded him in death on December 3, 1999. Earl was a member of Diocese of Marquette Bishop's Ambassadors and the Knights of Columbus- St. Christopher Council. He was also a member of Marquette Elks Lodge #405, American Legion Post #44 and the Marquette Golf Club. He was an avid fisherman and went fishing every chance he got. Earl is survived by two brothers, Joseph (Carol) Bell of Marquette and Gordon Michael "Mick" (Judy) Bell of Ann Arbor, MI; also several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents and his wife, Beulah, was a brother, Marvin Bell, as well as an infant brother. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Spring of 2017. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2119 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or Bay Cliff Health Camp, PO Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808 in Earl's memory. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home where memories of Earl may be shared at canalefuneral.com

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