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Campbell, Robert H. (1943-2021)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 6/14/2021 at 07:13:19

ROBERT "BOB" H. CAMPBELL Hawkeye Robert "Bob" H. Campbell, 77, of Hawkeye, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the United Methodist Church, in Hawkeye, with Mona Christie, Lay Servant officiating. Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites provided by Arnold Rogers Post 312 American Legion of Hawkeye. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. A masonic service on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by the Mason Lodge 69 of West Union. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig7.com. Robert Harry, son of Clair and Jeanette (Vroman) Campbell was born Oct. 10, 1943, in West Union. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye. Bob graduated from North High in 1962, and would later continue his education at Area 1 in Calmar, following working for John Deere & Co. in Waterloo for four years. While at Area 1, he was the first student body president. Bob served in the Iowa Army National Guard from July 10, 1965, until being honorably discharged on Nov. 10, 1970. On July 12, 1969, he was united in marriage with Trudy Ford at the United Methodist Church in Tipton. Bob farmed for over 50 years in the Hawkeye area. He was very involved in community organizations, which included, Fayette Co. Pork Producers, was a Mason in Hawkeye and later West Union, Hawkeye Lions Club, Boy Scout Leader, Windsor Township Trustee, Hawkeye Methodist Church Trustee, Commander for the Arnold Rogers Post 312, American Legion of Hawkeye, Hawkeye First Responder, E.M.T. with West Union Ambulance, and served on the Board for the Hawkeye Telephone Company. Bob enjoyed tinkering with hit and miss engines, loved fishing and spending time with his family. Bob is survived by his wife, Trudy of Hawkeye; three children, Kris (Jennifer) Campbell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kevin (Jenny) Campbell of Hawkeye and Molly (Steve) Leih of New Virginia; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Jonah, Abby, and Nathaniel Campbell, and Carson and Brooks Campbell; sister, Helen Curtis of Hawkeye; mother-in-law, Frances Ford of Tipton; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Marvin Ford; and brother-in-law, Calvin Curtis.

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Published in The Gazette on Jun. 14, 2021.


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