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Business Community Remembers Charlie Bell, Visitation Thursday

Updated: 02/26/2014 10:43 PM
Created: 02/26/2014 9:13 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

The Duluth business community is mourning the loss of a long-time leader. Charlie Bell was a sixth generation Duluthian with a big fan club.

"Growing up in West Duluth, pretty much everyone knew who the Bells were," Charlie Stauduhar, President of the West Duluth Business Club, said.

Bell died Tuesday of a heart attack while shoveling snow.

"He looked so healthy," State Farm Agent Susan Coen said. "You don't expect that a healthy, active person is not gong to be part of our business day anymore."

Bell once served as Chair of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Board. He also was the former President of the West Duluth Business Club. He even ran for mayor.

"He never really retired," David Ross, President of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, said. "At 64, he was as active as he had ever been and as much of an advocate for West Duluth as he had ever been."

Bell was more than just a business man. He left behind three kids and a grandson, as well as a special club.

"He had a group of ladies at a cafe in West Duluth," Tracy Lundeen, of Lundeen Productions, said. "People in the community referred to (them) as Charlie's angels. He'd plow their driveways and run them on errands."

It's clear Bell's legacy will live on, but he left behind some awfully big shoes.

"Great advocate to have for West Duluth," Stauduhar said. "He'll be really missed."

There will be a public visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church.

There will be a private service on Friday.

The family said memorials can be directed to the Boys & Girls Club - Overman Family Scholarship Fund, the Scottish Rite Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America - Voyageur Council and the Asbury United Methodist Church - Asbury Foundation.

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