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Joseph S. Bella

1914 – 2011

Joseph S. Bella, 96, of Kenosha passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Kenosha Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1914, in Kenosha, the son of the late John and Helen (Plavka) Bella. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha, graduating from Kenosha High School in 1935.

He married Molly Kulich on Aug. 30, 1941, in Kenosha at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was employed as a reel maker at MacWhyte Wire Rope Co. for 35 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, an usher and served on the church council. He was treasurer and charter member of local #960 U.A.W. and secretary of MacWhyte Wire Rope local #960 retirees. He was a member of the Silver Dollar Club for 40 years, and co-founder of Flints Inn Senior Golf League. His hobbies were gardening and golfing.

Joe’s life mission was to make people smile with his jokes.

Survivors include two sons, Steven (Jayne) Bella of Twin Lakes and Alan (Dawn) Bella of Kenosha and his special friend Delores Wade.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Bella and Rudolph Bella; two sisters, Julia Grienus and Helen Becker.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3833 8th Ave. from 9-11 a.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 a.m. Entombment will be at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials for St. John’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ziarko, 7th floor staff at Kenosha Medical Center and the staff at Brookside Care Center.

Funeral Home Information

Kenosha Funeral Services
8226 Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53143

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