A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in the town of Hull, with the Rev. Arul Joseph V. officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
A celebration of his life will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Knotty Pines.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Bella was born Sept. 24, 1932, in the town of Dewey, a son of the late John and Gertrude (Slowinski) Bella.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was married to Angeline “Angie” Grezenski July 5, 1958, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
He was employed by Mid-State Technical College as a maintenance worker, retiring in 1997.
He was a lifetime member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 185.
He had a passion for music and early in 1960 he was the leader of the Hi-Fi polka band. As the years passed, the band became Hermie Bella and Sons with Guy Tech. In the last several years the band was known as the Hermie Bella band, performing throughout Wisconsin for more than 50 years. He also played many polka Masses with the Choraliers.
Survivors include his wife, Angie; two sons, James (Paulette) and Mike (Karm) Bella, both of Adairville, Ky.; two daughters, Linda (Ed) Wise, Stevens Point, and Judy (Duane) Domaszek, Minocqua; one sister, Elizabeth (Harold) Satre, Tigerton; three grandsons, Ryan (Jen) and Shawn Domaszek and Jesse Bella; and one great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.