David John Bell was born on April 28, 1960, in Morris MN to Jack and Fran (Nibbe) Bell. He was baptized in Hancock, MN. The family moved to Alexandria, MN in 1965, where he attended Zion Lutheran School through 8th grade then graduated from Jefferson High School in 1978.
Dave was active in many high school sports and continued following his favorite teams and auto racing on TV throughout his adulthood.
Dave worked in several different jobs, most recently in the capacity of data analyst supervisor with Aetna. Because his job allowed him to work remotely, he lived in Florida for many years enjoying capturing pictures of the remarkable sunsets and being on the water whether on a sailboat or in a kayak. He chose a new direction and headed for the Tucson, AZ area where he was exploring the beauty that area offers.
Dave passed away suddenly in Tucson on September 19, 2019, after suffering a heart attack at the age of 59. Dave is preceded in death by his Dad, Jack Bell. Surviving him are his Mom, Fran Bell; his three older sisters; Brenda (Tim) Walsten, Marcia Bell (Peter Rosendahl), and Darla (Jim) Brink. Dave had two sons, Martin and Michael. Also surviving are two aunts, an uncle, cousins and four nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.