Richard Campbell(1933 - 2014)

Richard W. Campbell Born: Oct. 24, 1933; Coal City, IL Died: Jan. 21, 2014; Custer Park, IL Richard W. Campbell - "Doc" "Dick" Age 80, of Custer Park, IL, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Born October 24, 1933 in Coal City, IL to the late Roy and Lorene (nee Menietto) Campbell. At the age of 7, Richard moved to the family farm in Custer Park. He attended country grade school, graduated from Reed Custer High Class of 1951, then joined the United States Army between the years of 1953-1956. On April 11, 1959 he married his wife of 54 years, Marilyn (nee Davito) Campbell. Dick retired from Com Ed, following 35 years of employment, plus farmed on the family farm with his dad, Roy W. Campbell. Lifetime member of the Will County Farm Bureau, member and usher at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Custer Park Grade School Board, Braidwood Knights of Columbus #1574, lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, the National and State Trappers Association, and the Wilmington Bowling League. He enjoyed Trapshooting and in 1959 won 1st place at the Illinois Farm Bureau Doubles Shoot and in 1962 won 2nd place in the Illinois Farm Bureau Individual Shoot. In 2008, Richard had a stroke that heavily paralyzed his right side. He enjoyed driving his John Deere gator, planting his garden, picking his asparagus, and "shooting orders." His work was never done. In 2010 he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Richard donated most of his garden produce. He loved his farm, had a great sense of humor, and was a devoted caregiver to family members. Surviving are his devoted wife, Marilyn (Davito) Campbell; loving children, Susan (Douglas) Carrier of Naperville, IL, Sally (Daryl) Stohl of Ottawa, IL, and Daniel Roy (Kelli Leasure) Campbell of Bethesda, MD; cherished grandfather of Kyle Beyer, Amy Beyer, Melissa Beyer, Jonathan Carrier, Stephan Carrier, Morgan Campbell, Henry Richard Campbell, and Christopher Stohl; very fond brother-in-law of Pat (late Ken) Anderson of Joliet, IL, Donald Davito of Port Richey, FL, Jack (Ginny) Davito of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Diane (John) Bohrer of Joliet, and Karen Taylor of Mesa, AZ; and sisters, Diane (Frank) Jirousek and Joyce (Joe) Palermo. Preceding him in death are his parents, Roy (2006) and Lorene (1991); in-laws, John Davito (1989) and Mary (nee Higgins) Davito (1997). Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel, Friday, January 24, 2104, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Saturday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. for Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Steve Bondi officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood, IL. Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, St. Rose Parochial School, or Donor 's Choice. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, please log onto www.rwpattersonfuneral R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, 815-458-2336

Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 23, 2014