Dr. Howard Gene Campbell (1941 - 2017)

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Dr. Howard Campbell, 75, retired Clarinda Chiropractor died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda. Funeral Services were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 31 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek and Reverend Andy Rubenking officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Howard Gene Campbell was born Dec. 22, 1941 in Carroll, Iowa to Frank R. Campbell and Dorothy Mae (Zaiger) Campbell. He grew up in the Audubon area with his five siblings. He graduated from Audubon High School and the Palmer College of Chiropractic at Davenport in 1963. He was united in marriage March 23, 1962 in Audubon, to Sharalynn Hansen. They were blessed with three children, Kimberly Kay, James Howard, and Tina Louise.
Howard began his chiropractic practice in his home town of Audubon, with Dr. H. T. Barnes after his graduation. He and his family moved to Clarinda in 1966 and he began his chiropractic practice by sharing an office with Dr. George Herron. He continued his practice on East Washington Street until his retirement in 2013. Howard was a 50 year alumni of Palmer College of Chiropractic, member of the President's Club and a member of the fraternity of Palmer College. He was also very active in the Clarinda Community. He was a member of the Lion's Club, Clarinda School Board, Toast Masters and a Clarinda Chamber of Commerce board member. Howard was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, serving on the church administrative council and board of trustees.
Howard enjoyed relaxing with his woodworking projects. He was an avid reader and jokester. His top priority was his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding Howard in death were his parents; parents-in-law, Stanley and Gerda Hansen; grandparents; brother, Richard Campbell; sister, Doris Greer and her husband Jack; brothers-in-law, Ken Fairchild, Dwight Persels, and Jerry Hansen.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sherry Campbell of Clarinda; children, Kim Williams and husband Cameron of Clarinda, Jamie Campbell and wife Rhonda of Clarinda; Tina Campbell and husband Jason Severson of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Megan Roberts (Adam), Nicholas Heuer (Kate), Cody Williams (Leslie), Jerod Heuer (Julie), Matthew Brown (Amanda), Courtney Brown (Scott), Tia Campbell (David), Skie Campbell, Carson Campbell, Claire Severson and Andrew Severson; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna Granneman (Wayne) of Davenport, Francis Fairchild (Leroy Schaff) of Cedar Rapids, Lois Hansen of Bellevue, Neb., sister-in-law, Loretta Campbell of Audubon; nieces; nephews; and many, many friends.
Memorials may be directed to Palmer College of Chiropractic, the chair lift at the New Market Methodist Church Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.

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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2017