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Billy Bell

Billy Bell

CEDAR FALLS — William “Billy” LeRoy Bell, 82, of Nashua, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Monday, May 14, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

He was born April 22, 1936, in Iowa City, son of Eldred and Grace (Steward) Bell. On April 13, 1963, he married Angie Snyder in Cedar Falls. They later divorced. On June 18, 2005, he married Julie Lange Ostrem in Cedar Falls.

He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1954 and later served in the U.S. Army. He was employed with the Cedar Falls Fire Department for 30 years, retiring in 1991 as assistant fire chief. He was a member of the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post No. 49, serving as past commander and later chaplain on both the local and state levels

Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Marija-Lisa (Eric) Musselman of Cedar Rapids, and Manette Anderson of Cedar Falls; a stepdaughter, Melissa (Don) Collins of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Ryan Musselman of Richmond, Va., Aliya and Erin Musselman of Cedar Rapids, Tyler Anderson of Britt, and Kyle Collins of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Dolores “Dee” Voorhees of Cedar Falls.

Preceded in death by: a sister, Maralee (Max) Lowcock; and three grandchildren, Tanner, Macy and Morgan Anderson.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Richardson Funeral Service in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Richardson Funeral Service. Private family burial with honors provided by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and Iowa Army National Guard at Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls.

Memorials: may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

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the life of: William L. "Billy" Bell (1936-2018)
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