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Jane Campbell


Posted By: diane (email)
Date: 11/19/2020 at 18:57:49

Jane Campbell, 83, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Monday morning, November 16, 2020 at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Johnson officiating.

Public Visitation: 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Final Resting Place: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund been established for Grace United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be directed to: James M. Campbell, 746 Southlawn Court, Oelwein, Iowa, 50662.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings and the recent surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required. Those in attendance are required to wear a mask at the funeral home. We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.

Etta Jane Campbell was born November 30, 1936 in Halfway, Oregon, the daughter of Rev. Clifford Ray & Florence Mae (Powell) Pritchard. With her father serving as a minister, Jane moved with her family to Oregon, Washington, Montana and Missouri. She moved to Oelwein, Iowa in December of 1952 when her father became the pastor of the First Christian Church. She graduated from Oelwein High School in the class of 1955 and continued her education at Wartburg College, Waverly, studying music. Jane was united in marriage to James Melvin Campbell on December 22, 1955 at the First Christian Church in Oelwein with her father officiating. At the time of their marriage, Jim was serving our country in the U.S. Navy. Jane lived with her parents in Oelwein, before joining Jim for a short time in 1957, while he was stationed in Long Beach, California. When Jim returned to sea, Jane moved back to Oelwein and then to Highland, Kansas with her parents. Jim finished his naval service in May of 1958. Jim began his career working in the electrical power industry and Jane was a homemaker, raising their three children. With Jimís work, the family moved to St. Joseph, Missouri where they lived from 1958-1969, to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin from 1969-1973, to Pardeeville, Wisconsin from 1973-1989, to Lancaster, Wisconsin from 1989-1996 and to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin from 1996 until they moved to Oelwein in 2005. Following their retirement, they spent many enjoyable winters at their home in Arcadia, Florida. They also enjoyed many trips traveling in their RV and taking annual cruises for many years.

Jane was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein as well as the First Presbyterian Church in Arcadia, Florida. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Florida. Jane, being raised as the child of a pastor in the church, enjoyed playing instruments, playing piano and was a choir director at various churches she attended for over 40 years. Jane was an accomplished soloist, singing at many church services. She enjoyed baking and sharing what she made with her friends. Jane was skilled in crocheting and knitting, making an afghan for each of her ten grandsons. Jane enjoyed playing cards and scrabble with friends and family. Last, but not least, Jane was an avid Green Bay Packer fan since 1959!

Jane was a genuine lover of people. She never met a stranger and could visit with anyone. In all the places that Jane and Jim lived over the past 60 years, they made numerous friends that they have kept in contact with to this day. Jane will be remembered as a person that made a positive impact on all those she met. Janeís faith was very important to her and she shared her faith with many others, bringing them to know the love of Jesus Christ.

Jane is survived by her Husband of 64 years: Jim Campbell of Oelwein/Arcadia, Florida;

3 Children: Dennis (Penny) Campbell of Washougal, Washington;

Charlene (Jon) Bernander of Wisconsin Dell, Wisconsin &

Craig (Barbara) Campbell of Boardman, Ohio;

10 Grandsons: 7 Great Grandchildren;

Sister: Donna Prewitt of Spring Hill, Tennessee; Brother: Paul (Mary) Pritchard of Albany, Oregon and numerous

Nieces, Nephews and other relatives.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Glenn.


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