Robert Campbell(1915 - 2013)

Campbell, Robert

"With a song in my heart" Robert Campbell left this earthly life on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Three Oaks Golden Living Center, Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held on April 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Bob Lesher officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9-11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #54.

Robert Campbell, sometimes called "Scotty", but preferred to be called "Bob" was born on January 9, 1915 in Glasgow, Scotland to Robert and Isabella (Barnes) Campbell. Bob and his parents immigrated to Belvidere, IL in 1922. After attending schools in Glasglow and Belvidere, he received a teaching certificate from Illinois State Teachers College, Dekalb, IL a Bachelor of Music Education from Vandercook School of Music, Chicago and a Master of Music Education from U.W. Madison. At Northwestern University, Evanston, IL he played in a mass band consisting of high school students which was conducted by John Philip Sousa. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the U.S. Army where he served as a bugler and played in the Army Dance Band. On December 28, 1953 Bob married Janet Onsrud whom he met on a Greyhound Bus which she had to hail from the highway because her father ran out of gas going to Madison. Bob was a member of both Baptist and Lutheran Congregations. He sang in choirs in Belvidere, Tigerton/Morris, Antigo and Marshfield. Most of Bob's teaching was band music but he did teach some vocal music. He taught music in Pickford, Michigan, Blanchardville Tigerton Band and was a teacher at three elementary schools. He was the music director one summer for Family Bible Camp; he also filled in as Assistant Boy Scout Leader. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Couples Club, a Charter member of Sons of Norway, MAREA, Marshfield Civic Band from 1966-1992, the U-W Marshfield Band and the Palm Sunday Chorus. In 2011 he was top winner in a weekly Quiz Contest at the Aster where he lived. Besides non-tour trips in the U.S. he made non-tour trips to England, Scotland and Europe to visit his son James, often staying in private homes of friends. Bob was a dedicated Cubs fan all of his life and had an extensive knowledge of baseball. Bob appreciated all those who helped him. These are the contributions he made and the time he spent on his journey…that little dash between birth and death.

He is survived by his wife Janet of Marshfield and a son David Campbell of Marshfield. He is further survived by special friends John (Deb) Kolano and Family of Marshfield.

He was preceded death by a sister, Fanny in infancy and a son James in 1995.

Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home of Marshfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Apr. 2, 2013