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David D. Bell – Obituary

Name: David D. Bell

Age: 72

Born: 07-28-1949

Died: 12-22-2021



Our loving and merciful God peacefully called David Daniel Bell, 72, of St. Cloud home on Wednesday December 22, 2021. Memorial services will be held privately.


Dave was born on July 28, 1949, in St Cloud, MN to Dr. Frank and Dorothy Bell. He graduated from Tech High School and served in the US Armed Forces 1968/69. He married Susan Doan on February 6, 1970 and later divorced. Soon after Dave met Joanne Monarski who become his life partner for 18 years prior to their marriage on September 6th, 1996. They were joined in a beautiful riverside service at their home with family and friends present. During their 44 years together one of their shared passions, in addition to family time, was working side-by-side on successful operations of their consulting, design and development business. They also enjoyed time spent traveling together along the roadside that led to new and shared adventures. Dave, never having children of his own, became Dad to Joanne’s only Daughter Cheryl Anderson (Sieverding).


Dave was very passionate about many things; bowling was just one and he thrived on creating opportunities for all ages to join. Dave loved to build and design; he started young in the construction trade to later become owner of Liberty Bell Construction and Design that evolved to Freedom Development and Consulting. Dave will be remembered for sketching up a vision on a napkin including land developments to home designs and backyard enjoyment. If you were lucky enough to work with Dave, you know he never skimped on a thing! Dave also never missed a beat at an opportunity to spin you around on the dance floor or whip you around the lake on a tube, swim a Florida pool lap, golf a round or offer guide service on the gator or boat. He was quick to compliment a meal at home or dining out and enjoyed his love for model railroading, and fishing! Dave always had a close connection with animals of all kinds and always had a treat for the ducks, birds and fur-pups! Dave being raised in a small family found glory in gatherings that included immediate and many extended family and friends. He loved to entertain and created the perfect atmosphere for all to relax and enjoy. Most of all Dave will be cherished for his natural gracious ability to share what he had with his family and friends!


Dave is survived by his Daughter Cheryl Anderson (Ryan)Anderson of St. Cloud; grandson Dylan Anderson; Beloved Fur Grandchildren Rocky & Homer. Sister Dannielle (Jim) Higgins of St. Cloud; Niece Michelle Higgins of St. Cloud; Nephew Terry Higgins of St. Cloud and many immediate relatives, nieces, nephews and extended family and many friends.


He was proceeded in death by his Parents Dr. Frank and Dorothy Bell; Wife Joanne

Bell; Fur Grandchild Yogi Bear.


A special thank you to Dave’s care team that included his late wife Joanne Bell, Adara Home Health, Good Samaritan Howard Lake and St. Croix Hospice. Whom over the years each lent exceptional care, comfort and love.


To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, memorials are preferred. Please

send your memorial gift in honor of David D. Bell c/o Daniel Funeral Home PO Box

1222, St. Cloud, MN, 56302.

Guestbook for David D. Bell

, friend
January 1, 2022, 4:50 pm
My sympathy to the family. I have to say Dave was the most fun partner I ever had in the 600/700 tournament. Rest in peace bowling friend.
Mary Eisenschenk
, business friend
December 27, 2021, 4:42 pm
Deepest sympathy to you Cheryl. I worked with Dave many years with Lumber One.
Ted Schmid
, Business Friendship
December 27, 2021, 3:07 pm
Cheryl, Julie and I are so sorry for your loss. May Dave rest in peace.
Patrick J.Thibault
, Bowler
December 27, 2021, 3:04 am
I first met Dave, in 1969, at the Granite Bowl through his junior bowling program. Dave was an enthusiastic coach, promoter and generous with his time. He also coached the St. Cloud Tech High School bowling team to a state championship. Dave was a champion bowler, as a member of the PBA. Godspeed Dave! Peace.
Mary K. Geillinger
, Friend
December 27, 2021, 1:03 am
A person so near and dear to me, who was always there to help with anything, no matter what the problem may be. Met him shortly after meeting my husbank. How ironic that they both pass away within 2 weeks of each other. I will miss his compassion, caring and loving nature. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Susan Weisbrich & Gene Schmitt
, friends
December 25, 2021, 9:35 pm
We were so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Sending our deepest sympathy to the family.
Bernie Prow
, Friend
December 24, 2021, 12:05 am
I met Dave when he started a junior bowling league at the granite bowl in the 70s he was a great bowling teacher and fun guy to be around . Rest In Peace Dave

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