SPARTA

James L. Bell

Sept. 5, 1931 Feb. 12, 2010

James L. Bell, 78, of Sparta, and formerly of Waukesha, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Sparta, to Theodore R. and Myrtle (Proctor) Bell Sr.

He is survived by five sons, Joseph (Candice) Bell of Waukesha, Robert Bell of Waukesha, John (Connie) Bell of Waukesha, Linus Bell of Waukesha, James (Tracy) Bell of Waukesha; a daughter, Beth Bell of Waukesha; grandchildren, Kelly, Jeremiah, Nicholas, Jay, Zachary, Orion, Adam, Catrina, Melissa, Rebecca, Donald Jr. and Jake; a stepson, Scott Hart of Waukesha; and a sister, Mabel Herman of Sparta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcie Bell; a sister, Bessie Shelmedine; and a brother, Theodore R. Bell Jr.

Funeral arrangements will be held at a later date. For future arrangement times, please contact Linus Bell at 968-6730.

Lanham-Miller Funeral Home of Sparta, 608-269-6666, is assisting the family with arrangements.