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William Bellman Jr., 88, Nappanee, died at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at his residence.
He was born May 10, 1929, in Bremen, to William and Eva (Abair) Bellman Sr.
On July 5, 1952, he married Corrine A. Colvin in Plymouth.
William was a truck driver for Elixir in Elkhart.
He is survived by his wife, Corrine Bellman, Nappanee; son, Jeff (Connie) Bellman, Middlebury; daughters, Sherri (James) Gibb, Nappanee, Linda (Terry) Roig, Goshen, Jennifer (Timothy) Fraser, Elkhart, Charlene (Eric) Lechlitner, Wakarusa, Laura (Alan) Ross, Show Low, Arizona; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Frederick and Larry Bellman; parents, William and Eva Bellman Sr.; brothers, Elmer and Russell Bellman; and sisters, Pearl Knight and Evelyn Warren.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service, Monday, March 5, also at the funeral home. The Rev. Tom Schiefer will officiate.
Burial will be at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Published on March 2, 2018
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