William “Bill” Eugene Bell

ARLINGTON – William “Bill” Eugene Bell, age 84, of Arlington, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2024, surrounded by his loving wife.

Bill was born on March 4, 1940, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Eugene and Isabelle (Noltemeyer) Bell. He married Caroline Ruth Schultz on April 28, 1962.

Bill was a 3rd generation Ford Dealer and loved nothing more than being a Ford Dealer. He was a member of the Arlington Fire Department for 54 years, Fire Chief for 45 of those years. He also was a member of the Arlington Lions Club and the Arlington Curling Club. Nothing was more important to him than being a Ford Dealer and his time at the Fire Department. He truly was meant to serve his community and did so very proudly.

Bill is survived by his wife, Caroline; his cousins, Sue Teeter and Sharon and Lois Noltemeyer; a nephew, Stuart Schultz; and other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his cousin, Barb Noltemeyer.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Arlington, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., with Rev. David Juhl officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, in North Leeds, following the service. Visitation will be at Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home (www.pmmfh.com) in Poynette from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, and on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Arlington Fire Department.