James H. ĎJimí Bell

James H. "Jim" Bell of Waukesha died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 73.

James was born in 1937 in Crandon, the son of Gerald and Abigail (Plummer) Bell. He was an active member of St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church and was a lector at church. Jim worked at Gerber Products for 38 years before retiring. He was a member of the Naga-Waukee Menís Golf Club in Pewaukee and played fastpitch softball in Milwaukee for Pitchís bar. Jim loved spending time with his family.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia (nee Strobel) Bell, whom he married July 6, 1957; his children, Debra (Gregg) Fox, Timothy (Kelly) Bell, Cathleen (Bruce) Winchell, Jay (Debbie) Bell and Andrew (Debbie) Bell; his grandchildren, Emily, Kelsey, Haley, Ashley, Mike, Grady, Katy, Ty, Sarah, Madeleine, Mason and Matthew; his great-granddaughter, Grace; his brothers, John (Doris), Terry (Diane) and Mike (Mary); and his sister, Sandra.

James is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Russell; and his sister, Jacqueline.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial Mass on Thursday, Feb.17, at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. The Revs. Anthony Zimmer and Joseph Hornacek will be co-celebrating.

Memorials in Jimís name are appreciated to the Cancer Care Unit, c/o Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.