Doris E. Bell

Doris Bell, age 91, of Cambridge, and formerly of Cedar, died June 24, 2019, at Rosewood Assisted Living in Cambridge.

Doris Evelyn Bell was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Pine City to Edward and Emma (Hunchuh) Okeson. She was raised in Pine City and graduated from Pine City High School. In 1950 she married Roland Bell. They made their home in Minneapolis and Fridley before moving to East Bethel/Cedar area in 1963. About two years ago she moved to Rosewood Assisted Living in Cambridge. 

Doris was a taxidermy painter and also enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She was an active volunteer in many areas. She volunteered with Catholic Charities where she fostered many infants until they were adopted. She was the “volunteer Grandma” at Cedar Creek Elementary School, and she volunteered at Cambridge Health Care Center. Doris will be deeply missed by her family and by many friends.

Doris is survived by four sons: Michael (LuLu), Steven (Lou Ann), Kevin (Thu), Roland, Jr. (Patty); nine grandchildren: Kevin, Kyle, Kelly, Cassie, Carrie, Ryan, Tammy, Lori, Mike; 17 great-grandchildren: Chloe, Noah, Kody, Jaxson, Tiffany, Nicholas, David, Brayden, Logan, Bailey, Mason, Ahriana, Ava, Aidan, Lexi, Landen, Maci; two siblings: Gloria (Oliver) Peterson, Jimmy (Roxanne) Okeson; her companion dog, Tina; and by many other relatives and friends. 

Besides her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Roland, and by one granddaughter, Chrissie.

A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Strike Life Tributes-Isanti. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at West Bethel United Methodist Church, 1233 W. 221st Ave. NE, Cedar, MN, with a visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences can be made at

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