Yvonne Marie Thiele Bell, 64

Published 10:34 am Friday, August 19, 2011

Yvonne Marie Thiele Bell, 64, of Austin, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Yvonne Thiele Bell

Yvonne was born March 2, 1947, in Austin to Joseph and Evelyn (Swenson) Thiele. She graduated from Pacelli High School and Austin Community College. On April 7, 1990, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Bell at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Yvonne was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, active in the community, the Genealogical Society and String Camp. Yvonne enjoyed gardening and time with family and friends.

Yvonne was full of life and will be dearly missed.

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Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Bell of Austin; five children, Maria (David) Sanders of Amboy, Minn., Reuben Halverson Jr. of LaCrescent, Minn., Karr Halverson of Dallas, Texas, Bridgette (Jeff) Wellendorf of LaCrescent, Cort Halverson of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jerome (Kris) Thiele of Modesto, Calif., Galen (Ann) Thiele of Victoria, Minn.; step mother, Georgia “Dolly” (Jerry) Wesely of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Evelyn Thiele; two sons, Torre Halverson and Dean Halverson; grandparents, Leo and Anna Thiele, Elos and Mary Swenson.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 6 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7:30 p.m. wake service on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Toledo Cemetery in LaCrescent.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.