DANVILLE, ILL. - Curtis Willett "Curt" Campbell, 92, of Danville, Ill., formerly of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the VA Illiana Health Care Center in Danville, Ill.
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He was born Oct. 20, 1921 in Rensselaer, the son of James Haddock Campbell and Helen Marie (Willett) Campbell. Curt married Virginia L. Bush on April 12, 1947 in Williamsport. She preceded him in death.
Curt is survived by one daughter: Donna (Jim) Bushong of Lafayette; one son: C.J. Campbell of West Lebanon; one brother: Kinch (Rita) Campbell of Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James Myron "Pete" Campbell and one dear friend, Mary Ann Sinclair.
Mr. Campbell entered the military service upon completion of his graduation. He served in the Army Air Corps from Oct. 29, 1942 until Sept. 25, 1945. Curt was a Prisoner Of War for 14 months in Krems, Austria. Curt served his country well and returned to the Prairie Green Township area where he started farming. He also sold Metropolitan Life Insurance for 18 years. Curt was a member of the Prairie Green Township where he served as treasurer and served on the Wellington Unit 7 School board for several years.
Mr. Campbell volunteered in the National Service for Veterans and served as an officer, he also was a life member of the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Post # 4826.
His great passion was farming and spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Funeral service were held on April 2 at the Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Johns officiating. Burial followed service at the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, Ill., with military rites accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and Hoopeston VFW Posts.
Memorials may be directed to the American Ex-Prisoners of War fund 3201 East Pioneer Parkway #40 Arlington, TX 76010-5396.
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Curt's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
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Published in Fountain County Neighbor from Apr. 8 to May 7, 2014