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Thursday, November 18, 2021
4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Bella Patricia Marion Creel, age 87, of Mankato, died on Tuesday, October 28, 2021 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the Northview – North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato with a time of sharing at 6 p.m.
Bella, the daughter of Stanley and Annie (Tobin) Elliott, was born on October 14, 1934 in Saskatoon in the Canadian province Saskatchewan. She was an RN at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital for the majority of her career and retired from the St. Peter State Hospital. Bella had a great passion for reading, puzzles, and ancestry research. Her profession, involvement with the Salvation Army and love for singing with Sweet Adelines brought a lifetime of friendships.
Bella is survived by three sons, Garry Creel of Pomona, CA, Danny Creel of St. Peter, MN and Bill Creel of Kiester, MN; her sister, Kathleen Fish of Wayzata, MN and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lowell Creel; son, Thomas Creel; and 6 of 7 of her siblings.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library, 388 SE 6th Ave., Faribault, MN 55021-6340.