Des Moines

Ginger Bell, 73 passed away peacefully Monday, November 6, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family.

Ginger was born December 16, 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa, The daughter of Virgil and Vera Johnson. She was a member of Union Park Grace Fellowship Church. Ginger was a stay at home mother for eleven years actively involved in PTA, Girl Scouts and being a homeroom mother. She then returned to the workforce working for Target, Iowa Department of Revenue and retired after working 28 years at the Iowa Lottery. Towards the end of her career, she worked part time as an activities assistant for CLC Nursing Home. She found this to be very rewarding interacting with the residents and sharing her love for the Lord. She enjoyed traveling especially to the beach, scrapbooking, dancing and cars. She was also a talented vocalist who loved singing in her church’s choir and was a member of the Foundation Singers.

Ginger is survived by her daughters, Kelly Hamilton and Kimberly (Michael) Wulf; grandchildren, Dustin, Preston, and Austin Hamilton, Vincent and Trinity Wulf; great-grandson, Samuel Hamilton; siblings, Charles Johnson, Jim Johnson, and Marjorie Crees; best friend, Linda Payton; and many other extended family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Vera Johnson, and her husband, Robert “Bob” L. Bell.

Ginger was dedicated to serving the Lord, her family, friends, and work.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017, at Union Park Grace Fellowship Church, 832 Grandview Ave, Des Moines. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Union Park Grace Fellowship Church in loving memory of Ginger.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

Sunday, November 12, 2017
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Monday, November 13, 2017
1:00 pm
Union Park Grace Fellowship Church
832 Grandview Ave
Des Moines
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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