Husband: Donald John Bexell (1)
Married: Dec 1949 in Harvey, Wells, North Dakota
Died: 1986
Wife: Jeanette Claire Harris (2 3)
Born: 27 Aug 1921 in Harvey, Wells, North Dakota (4)
Died: 30 Oct 2007 in Minot, Ward, North Dakota (5)
Father: Harry Alfred Harris, Sr
Mother: Edna Eleanor Iwan
01 (?): Living
02 (?): Living
03 (?): Living
04 (?): Living
05 (?): Living
06 (?): Living
  1. Obituary.

    [of wife, Jeanette Iwan Bexell]

  2. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  3. Census, Federal 1940, Harvey, Wells, North Dakota.

    Name: Jeanette Chaire Harris
    Age: 18
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: North Dakota
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Home in 1940: Harvey, Wells, North Dakota

    Street: Birch Avenue
    House Number: 500
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Harvey, Wells, North Dakota
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Sheet Number: 16B

    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Edna E Harris 45
    Gladys Lucille Harris 20
    Jeanette Chaire Harris 18
    Donovan Iwan Harris 16
    Harry Alfred Harris 12

  4. Obituary.

    [for Jeanette Claire Harris]

  5. Ibid., Bismark Tribune.
    (2 Nov 2007)

    Jeanette Bexell

    MINOT - Jeanette "Billie" Claire Bexell, 86, Minot, died Oct. 30, 2007, in her home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot.

    Billie was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Harvey. Her parents were Harry Alfred Harris Sr. and Edna Elenor Harris (Iwan). She attended school in Harvey and graduated from Harvey High School May 28, 1940. She attended Bismarck Junior College and received a nursing degree in 1945. She then was employed at Harvey Hospital.

    Billie met Donald John Bexell and they got married in December 1949, at Harvey. They made their home in Velva. They were members of Velva Methodist Church. In Velva, they were blessed with four children, Scott, Jacqueline, Jon and Jayson. Billie became a stay-at-home mom, taking care of the four children. In 1959 they moved to Minot and soon after, two more children were born, Jan and Trent. While in Minot, they became members of Vincent United Methodist Church.

    After the kids got older, Billie worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Briggs, Dr. Kaljot, and finally for Dr. Lee, at Minot Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. She retired in 1995. Her husband, Don, passed away in 1986. Billie was an avid bridge player and played for many years on numerous bridge clubs.

    She is survived by her children, Scott (Cindy) Bexell, Minot, Jacqueline (Jim) Faris, Bloomington, Ind., Jon (Theresa) Bexell, Bloomington, Jayson (Shelley) Bexell, Des Lac, Jan (Todd) Gierke, Fargo, and Trent (Kristi) Bexell, Avon, Ind.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Ward, Jocelyn Bexell, Nathan (Kara) Faris, Jamie (Matt) Haire, Jenna Faris, Brittany Faris, Janessa Faris, James Faris III, Erica Bexell, Anna Bexell, Allison Bexell, Kayla Gierke and Alyssa Gierke; her brother, Harry (Bev) Harris Jr., Ottertail Lake, Minn.; and her sister, Gladys Stickney, Bismarck.

    Billie was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; and her brother, Donovan Harris.

    At Billie's request, there will be no reviewal, however family and friends are invited to sign the memorial register book from noon to 6 p.m. today at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to American Cancer Society or Trinity Hospice, 1015 S. Broadway, Suite 306, Minot, N.D., 58701.

    Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at

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