Auburn – Francis L. Bell, 75, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler.
He was born May 19, 1945 in Hartford City to the late Russell and Eileen (Gothrup) Bell.
Francis was a 1963 graduate of Hartford City High School.
He married Judy Shaffer on August 9, 1965, in Hartford City, and she survives in Auburn.
Francis worked for the Indiana Bell telephone company and then for AT&T telephone company, retiring after 30 years of service.
Francis was instrumental in starting the Flying Model Club in Auburn.
Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Mike Cole of Auburn; son, Brian Bell of Auburn; and two grandchildren, Dominick Bell of Auburn, and Dalton Bell of Auburn.
Private family services have taken place at Roselawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Memorials may be directed to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter, P.O. Box 806, Auburn.