Daniel “Dan” Bell of Davisville, Missouri was born on Monday, August 27, 1951 in Steelville, Missouri to Daniel Roy Kreamalmeyer and Virginia Shockley Bell and passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 26 days.
Dan was raised by his grandparents, Willie and Zelma Bell, whom he called “Mom” and “Dad.”
He married Mary Harmon in February of 1971 and were married 10 years. He later met Connie Jane Bell and they were married on April 22, 1989.
He worked in the logging industry for years, driving a truck for many of the Crawford County logging companies. He worked for Chester Bryant, Steve Harmon, Larry Conaway, Frank Missey, Danny Harmon, Turnbough Logging, Skip Wishon and Mike Yocum. He also owned his own logging company at one time.
He was happiest when spending time in the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, back-roading with the boys or playing baseball and horseshoes.
He also enjoyed playing cards and watching westerns on TV.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Willie and Zelma Bell; parents-in-law, Madison and Lucille Calahan; father-in-law, Clifton Harmon; special uncle, Louie Bell; and sister-in-law, Brenda Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Jane Bell of Davisville, Missouri; children, James (Carolyn) Bell, Jerry (Lori) Bell-Payne, all of Steelville, Missouri, Leslie (Bobby) Diedrich of Licking, Missouri, Sarah (Gary) Richards, Lisa Bell, all of Cuba, Missouri, Mark (Vickie) Godbey of Steelville, Missouri, Melissa Godbey of Davisville, Missouri and Mary (Mark) Doza of Buffalo, Missouri; mother-in-law, Lucille Martin Harmon of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Donna (Terry) Lewis of De Soto, Missouri and Carla (Dwight) Suits of Benton, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Jim (Shelly) Calahan of Steelville, Missouri, Dennis (Stephanie) Calahan, Timothy Calahan, all of Cuba, Missouri and Ed Brown of Illinois; special aunt, Norma Biggs of Salem, Missouri and aunt, Ann Forshee of Arnold, Missouri; grandchildren, Kyle (Kaysie) Phenix, Levi Phenix, Dalton (fianceé Kayla Glore) Bell, Dylan (fianceé Hailey Clay) Payne, Tyler Payne, Paige Bridgeman, all of Steelville, Missouri, Dakota (Becca) Wulff of Springfield, Missouri, Cami Wulff of St. James, Missouri, Amanda (Blake) Kestler, Brenda (Randy) Greenwalt, all of Steelville, Missouri, Aaron (Ashley Shafer) Godbey of Puxico, Missouri, Danielle (fiance Mark Wallace) Godbey of Cuba, Missouri, Rachelle (Ryan) Mounts of St. Clair, Missouri, Erica (James) Laxton of Steelville, Missouri, Joseph Setzer and James Setzer, both of Buffalo, Missouri; great grandchildren, Ryder Phenix, Baby Evanna Kestler, Kennedi Greenwalt, Kegan Greenwalt, and Aiden Greenwalt, all of Steelville, Missouri, Calvin Mounts, Caroline Mounts and Layden Mounts, all of St. Clair, Missouri, D.J. Laxton of Steelville, Missouri, Kenton Setzer of Buffalo, Missouri, Noah Setzer of Cuba, Missouri, Kaylee Piersall of Steelville, Missouri, Brooklyn Wadlow and Lillian Wadlow, both of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A private Celebration of Life service will be held by the family at a later date.
The family has chosen cremation as his final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.