Luella E. Bedwell, 92, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center. Luella was born on November 2, 1920, to Martin and Frances (Seiler) Armbrust in Wheaton, Ill.
They later moved to Menominee where she graduated from Menominee High School in 1938. She married Raymond Dreher on November 1, 1941. He died serving World War II. She then married Alfred G. Bedwell Sr. on December 1, 1945, at St. Mary's Church in Peshtigo. He preceded her in death on September 11, 1998. Luella was a member of Holy Family Parish. Luella loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and baking. The past 15 years, Luella enjoyed the community at Ludington apartments.
Luella is survived by three sons: Alfred (Lydia) Bedwell Jr. of Porterfield, Stephen Bedwell Sr., and Thomas (Jill) Bedwell, both of Peshtigo; two daughters: Sandra (John) Davis and Susan (John) Bournonville, both of Menominee, Mich.; sisters: Agnes Parnis of Green Bay and Angeline Lackey of Calumet, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Luella was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary; seven sisters, and four brothers.
Family and friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home on Friday, August 9 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St. at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Joseph Dorner officiating.
Entombment will be in Forest Home Mausoleum.