Michael James Bell

ESCANABA, Mich. — Michael James Bell, 30, ran into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 4, 2019 at Marquette General Hospital.

Michael was born on July 30, 1988 in Escanaba, Mich. He was a member of the Ford River Community Chapel and graduated from the Learning Center in 2014.

Michael is survived by his parents, Tom and Janis Bell; siblings, Jackie (Tom) LaVigne, Lindsay (Joshua) Richer, Tom (Andrea) Bell, Samantha (Dan) Kliekamp, Terri Bell, Amber (Dakota Bannister) Bell, Peter Bell, and Sydney Bell; maternal grandmother, Hazel Sealander; nieces and nephews, Teagan, Mackenzie, Hannah, Braylen, Jason, Madeline, Sara, Joseph, Daniel, Gabriel, and Jaynn.

Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tom and Jackie Bell; maternal grandfather, George Sealander; and nephew, Mamadou Richer.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Ford River Community Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the Ford River Community Chapel with Pastor Jay Gilchrist officiating. A luncheon will follow.

Michael will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells, Mich. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Bell family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a message of condolence to the family.