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Robert William Bell
(03-11-1920 - 08-23-2014)

Robert William Bell, 94, of Elgin, Illinois died at home on Saturday, August 23,
2014.
He was born March 11, 1920, at St. Mary's Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois to
Robert and Margaret (Christensen) Bell and attended St. Mary's Grade School,
DeKalb High School and the University of Illinois. He married Eleanor McCabe on
December 30, 1950 in Maple Park, Illinois.
Bob entered the Army in 1941, serving in the 27th Infantry in the South
Pacific. After coming home in 1945, he was employed as a District Sales Manager by
the Wurlitzer Company in DeKalb. In 1960 he became the co-owner of Bell Morford
Piano & Organ Co. in Elgin. Later he served as a bailiff for the 16th Judicial Court in
Geneva. Bob was a member of St. Laurence Parish, the Elks, American Legion and
Golden K.
Surviving are: his wife, Eleanor, of Elgin, children Sharon (Ed) Slezak of
Mundelein, David (Terri) Bell of Oswego, Patricia (Steve) Janik of Wheaton and
grandchildren Melissa (Patrick) Van Camp, Kerri Slezak, and Mary, Jeff, and
Christina Bell along with special caregiver Kim Diego.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 27 at St. Laurence Catholic Church. Burial with honors will be at River Valley Memorial Gardens in West Dundee. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Wednesday from 9:15 A.M. until the time of mass in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Laurence Catholic Church or the American Heart Association. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or 847-741-8800

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