Richard A. Campbell
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Richard A. Campbell, 80, passed away on April 12, 2014 of cancer at home. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Iles Funeral Homes - Dunn's Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday April 16 at the funeral home. Cremation rites will follow the service and entombment will be Thursday, April 17 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.
Richard was born December 11, 1933 in Des Moines, the son of Alpha Martina "Peggy" Hanson Campbell and John Alexander Campbell. Richard was a US Army Korean War veteran, serving from 1951-1958. On November 24, 1961, he was united in marriage to Doris Fitzgerald and they made their home in Des Moines. Richard worked as a machinist for Delavan's Manufacturing for many years and later for Firestone, from where he retired. Richard enjoyed reading and playing golf and pool.
Richard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris; children, Derek (Sheila) Campbell, Douglas (Shannon) Campbell and Kristin (Michael) Schmit all of Des Moines; nine grandchildren, Kodey, Alexandra, Zac, Amanda, Brooklyn, Ivy, Nicholas, Allie and Zoey; sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Campbell, Corrine "Anna" Campbell and Cindy Campbell and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, John, James and Joseph Campbell.
Memorials may be directed to the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 in memory of Richard.
Iles Funeral Home - Dunn's Chapel
2121 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312
Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014