Ronald J. Bella
Ronald J. Bella, 61 Stevens Point, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.
Mr. Bella was born Feb. 10, 1956, in Stevens Point, the son of Elizabeth (Swiander) Bella and the late Thomas Bella Sr.
He attended local schools, graduating from SPASH in 1974.
His marriage to Donna Liebe took place April 24, 1976, in Stevens Point.
He worked for the Stevens Point School District as the head mechanic for more than 38 years until his retirement in 2014.
Mr. Bella enjoyed fishing, hunting, polka music, his cabin in the Northwoods, the Chicago Cubs, the Packers, NASCAR racing and casino runs with his family. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially caring for his grandchildren as the worlds greatest “Manny” the past two years.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, Stevens Point; his mother, Elizabeth Bella, Stevens Point; one son, Peter (Holly) Bella; one daughter, Karen (Brian) Balderson; three grandchildren, Alexis Ott, Nolan Ott and Peter Bella Jr.; two sisters, Gloria (Lawrence) Elchlepp, Arizona, and Charlotte Schultz, Appleton; and two brothers, Thomas Jr (Patti), Minocqua, and Donald (Linda), Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Bella Sr.
The family would like to thank Dr. Rezwan Islam from the Oncology Department at St. Michael’s Hospital and Ashleigh and Rebecca, who assisted Mr. Bella with dignity and sincerity.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Dennis Stanchik will officiate. Burial will follow in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second St., Stevens Point, and again from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church. Parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Bella’s name will be established at a later date. Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family. For online condolences, visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.