Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Donald George Campbell
Donald George Campbell
Donald George Campbell
Born: February 28, 1927
Died: December 1, 2012
Age: 85
Donald George Campbell
February 28, 1927 - December 1, 2012
Don was born February 28, 1927 in Cherokee, Iowa to Daniel Campbell Sr. and Jeanette (McDonald) Campbell. He graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee, Iowa. Following graduation he enlisted in the Army, serving in Italy during World War II. Upon discharge from the Army, he joined his father and brothers working for Illinois Central Railroad. November 7, 1949 Don married Barbara Ann Cook in a double ring ceremony with his sister Colleen Campbell and Robert Weis. Don worked for the railroad for the next 42 years as brakeman, conductor and union steward while in his free time “Lefty” played first base for Hamm’s softball team for over 20 years.



Upon his retirement at age 57 he was able to pursue his many interests which included: golf, daily coffee get-togethers, poker, Meals on Wheels, Immaculate Conception Food Pantry, Knights of Columbus, his beloved Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. His greatest enjoyment throughout his life was following his children and grandchildren’s athletic events.



He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, parents Daniel Sr. and Jeannette, brothers Daniel and Robert and sister Colleen.



Survivors include; Chris Campbell of Minneapolis, Cathy (Dave) Blankenbaker of Tucson, AZ, Mark (Jane) Campbell of Cherokee, Molly Campbell of Marion, IL, Jeff (Janet) Campbell of Niles, OH and Sara (Chad) Lang of Sheldon; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.



In Lieu of flowers the family would like donations sent to the Immaculate Conception Food Pantry or bring non-perishable items to the visitation or church.

Condolences
Friday, August 16, 2013
I am so sorry to be so late in extending to you my sincere sympathy. Donnie was a very good friend to my mom and dad, Dale and Marian Gifford, over the years. He also helped them so much toward the ends of their lives. He was a compassionate and caring friend and will be missed by so many! Thank you for sharing him with the world.
Jean Doran
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Hugs and prayers sent out to your entire family. So sorry for your loss.
Jolene Kleihauer Smith
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Chris, Cathy, Mark, Molly & Sara, So sorry to hear about your father. I remember how much fun my dad and mom had with your parents, it seems like yesterday. My prayers are with you.
Molly McCarthy
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Donny was always so helpful to my parents (Staver and Mary Hyndman). I think he was one of several people who gave my mom rides up to Spencer when she was sick. My parents always enjoyed seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jean and Ken McKinney
Jean (Hyndman) McKinney
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Campbell's, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your father Donnie. He was a wonderful man and I am sure that you will share many great memories while you are together. I'm sure you know, but he was such a good friend to mom and dad. I know they spent a good deal of time together enjoying each others company. I always heard stories about things they would do, one of the favorites was making jam. They will miss him dearly. May you find comfort knowing that he is now with our Father in heaven. God's peace to you. Dave & Jennfer Bennett
David J Bennett
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. He was such a wonderful and caring man. He will be missed by many.
Jerry and Vicki Menke
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Don Campbell family. He was such a caring man and we enjoyed visiting with him.
Jerome and Patsy Day
Monday, December 03, 2012
Donnie was such a good guy. When my mother-in-law Pat Wilkie lost her license, Donnie took her to mass every week. He will be missed by so many, but we know he is in a better place. My deepest sympathy to you all. Carol Wilkie
Carol Wilkie
Monday, December 03, 2012
To the Campbell family you's have our Deepest Sympathy, so sorry to lose a Love one. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Shirley Goebel


SERVICES
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday night followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary at the funeral home.
MUSIC
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Organist- Charlotte Groves
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Military services will be provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of Cherokee.
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