Alvin "Al" Bell

Nov. 7, 1956 — March 25, 2018


WHITTEMORE — Alvin “Al” Bell, age 61, of Whittemore, passed away on March 25, 2018, at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City.  A Celebration of Al’s life will be from 1-4 p.m., on Saturday, April 7, at the Seely Walsh American Legion Hall in Whittemore.

Alvin Ray Bell, the son of Bernard and Lorene (Bleuer) Bell, was born on Nov. 7, 1956, in Emmetsburg. He graduated from Algona High School in 1974. Al had worked for Bleuer Construction for many years and most recently for the city of Whittemore. He was an avid pheasant hunter and also had been a hunting guide in Tea, S.D., for many years. He also enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards, including euchre tournaments at the Legion, and being with his faithful companion Toby, his Black Lab. Al was a kind and gentle spirit that would help anyone in need.

Left to cherish Al’s memory are his siblings, Bernadine Kellogg of Whittemore, James (Peg) Bell of Algona, Donna (John) Panzer of Mankato, Deb Bell of Whittemore, and Tom Bell of Atlanta, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Len Ladehoff, Sara Gustafson, Luke Bell, Jacob, and Cody Combs, August, Tanner, and Kayden Bell.

His parents; a nephew, Dustin Whitson; and a brother-in-law, Jim Kellogg, preceded him in death.

Condolences may be left at


Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

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