Wendell Arthur Bell, 86, of Corning, IA died January 25, 2015 at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa, IA. He was born November 13, 1928 in Guss, IA to Arthur and Ruby (Maxwell) Bell. He graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1946. He started working for Anderson Miller Oil Co. and was a partner and owner for 48 years, retiring one day and going to work for the City of Corning. He then worked for Miller Chevrolet until it closed. Unable to stay retired he went to work at the Co-op station in Corning until 2013.
Wendell had many interest in life. He was a volunteer fireman for thirty five years; a city councilman; involved in Nascar racing and was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame for the Adams Co. Speedway; an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and was a season ticket holder for over 50 years; a member of the Instruction Lodge #275 in Corning: and life member of the National I Club. He was also a proud supporter of the Corning community.
On June 7, 1947, Wendell married his high school sweetheart Frances Marie Norton. In 1962 a son, Steve was born to bless this union.
Wendell is survived by his son, Steve A. (Tasha) Bell of Ottumwa, IA; four grandchildren; Nathan Bell, 26, of Des Moines, IA; Christine Bell, 22, of Anehaim. CA; Oliver Bell, 7, and Annelise Bell, 5, of Pella, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Frances; brothers Paul and Don Bell; his sister Marvis ; and grandson Myles Bell.