Angus M. Bell

Angus M. Bell

April 26, 1948 – July 25, 2021

He was a passionate bagpiper and proud Papa.

It is impossible to put into words just what made Angus the one-of-a-kind gentleman we all love so much. Perhaps it was his refusal to turn his back on anyone who needed him, spending his whole life rooting for the little guy. Perhaps it was the entertainment of watching the wit, sarcasm and laughter shared with his best friend and wife, affectionately known as his “cellmate”. Perhaps it was the easy way he made conversation with anyone … just ask the lady at the checkout of any store who was told that he was from Scotland and “the wife” was from Ireland. Perhaps it was the pure joy he took in the simple things in life, “pottering” around in his garden, fixing whatever needed mending or watching an entire subtitled season of some foreign drama on Netflix in one sitting (and then forgetting the name). Or maybe it was the quiet pride he had for his kids and all they had accomplished or the way he beamed when he spent time with his grandkids. Perhaps it was his smile or his kindness or his infectious laugh. Whatever it was that made Angus so special to so many people will be sorely missed and the world was a much better place for the time he was here. We will miss him forever.

Age 73

Preceded in death by parents Hugh & Jenny Bell; brother Hugh Bell; sister Jean Bouza.

Survived by his wife of 47 years Aileen; children Roisin Bell (Jeremy Rademacher), Andrew Bell (Kelley), and Sean Bell (Corinna); grandchildren Riley, Molly, Ellie, Liam, Dylan, Shea, and Declan; sisters Anne Carroll (David) and Elsie Bell.

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to ALS in the Heartland,


  • Josh,Melissa, Reid, and Daniel Widhalm Posted July 27, 2021 9:34 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, Bell family. Sean, I will always have fond memories of traveling with you, Andrew, and your dad to festivals to see your dad’s piping performances. The love, compassion, dedication, and strength that your family showed over the last year+ to support your dad as he battled is an amazing testament to the family he helped raise. There is perhaps no better legacy a person can leave in this world than a family as close and connected as yours.

  • Shawn Ovenden Posted July 27, 2021 9:51 pm

    Sean Bell is my coworker. My heart goes out to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Darren Jack Posted July 28, 2021 5:51 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Blaine Morse Posted July 28, 2021 9:19 pm

    Although I didn’t know Angus long, sometimes in life you just meet people that will forever leave a lasting impact. Angus was one of those people. I’m incredibly blessed to have met Angus, Aileen, and the rest of their family. I will be forever grateful that this world brought us together.

  • Keigan Posted July 29, 2021 5:42 am

    It was always such a joy seeing Angus and Aileen come into our clinic because you feel how much love they had between them. I am so sorry for your loss Aileen and family.

  • Judy and Jerry Moore Posted July 29, 2021 9:14 am

    The world shines less for his passing but heaven shines even more brilliantly than ever before. Our hearts break for you, he was truly a gentleman.

  • Omaha Pipes and Drums Posted July 29, 2021 10:19 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at the loss of Angus. He was a gifted piper and friend.

  • Jack and Jean and Family Posted July 29, 2021 12:45 pm

    Thinking of you all at this sad time

  • Bridget power Posted July 29, 2021 1:03 pm

    We will all miss him so much

  • Myra Posted July 29, 2021 2:34 pm

    What a lovely and heartfelt memorial for a lovely man All our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family Love to you all X

  • Carolanne Macadie (Spiers) Posted July 31, 2021 4:16 pm

    Aileen, Roisin, Andrew, Sean and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Angus was one of a kind, I will never forget him and will cherish all my memories I have of him xx

  • Sina J Linman Posted August 3, 2021 2:00 pm

    The Scottish Society of Nebraska Foundation offers sincere condolences. He was well known and respected among the local Scots. God’s speed, my friend.

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