Carl E. Bell, 92, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.
He was born March 25, 1922 in Eldorado, Illinois to Charles E. and Mary A. (Muensterman) Bell, who preceded him in death.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Force during World War II.
He had resided in Princeton for the past 40 years, coming from Evansville. He retired in 1984 after being a factory supervisor at the former Servel Corporation in Evansville and then Potter & Brumfield Manufacturing in Princeton. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, VFW, American Legion and the Eagles.
Carl is survived by three sons, Michael “Mike” Bell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Timothy “Tim” Bell of Rineyville, Kentucky and Theodore “Ted” Bell of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his special friend and companion, Eloise Reeves of Princeton; a brother, Charles Bell of Champaign, Illinois; also nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; first wife, Evelyn E. Bell in 1971 and second wife, Buelah P. Bell in 2005.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, with Father Ronald Zgunda celebrant. Burial will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. A Parish Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Military rites will be provided by retired military veterans.