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Gary Frederic CAMPBELL

1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Gary Frederic CAMPBELL Obituary
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend Caregiver for his family for many years Born February 21, 1938, Died June 28, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Irma Lundgren and Fred Campbell. Survived by loving wife and life partner, Elizabeth Herrian Campbell of Stillwater; son, Scott (Melissa) Campbell of Frederick, CO; grandson, Benjamin; granddaughter, Addison Campbell of Frederick, CO; grandson, Nathan Niemi of Duluth, MN; brother, Gregg (Mary) of Sacramento, CA; many nieces and nephews. Veteran of the US Air Force; Gary was cited in 1960 by the Far East Network (AFRTS) for his years as a newscaster and announcer in Japan for the shows that he created and produced for them. Gary retired in 1979 from police communications for Santa Clara County, CA and continued his communication work in the corporate world. Gary also spent many years in small time radio/TV in the St. Croix Valley: Stillwater (WSHB/WAVN); Austin, MN (KAUS/KMMT TV); and Coeur d' Alene, ID (KVNI). He also served two terms on the Stillwater Human Rights Commission and Treasurer with the Washington County Historical Society Endowment Fund. For nearly 20 years, Gary committed himself to restoring old Civil War Era monuments in the Valley. His passion was to preserve the St. Croix Valley abandoned cemeteries with his restoration and documentation. He cherished his yearly tours of Oakland Cemetery in Marine with the Marine Elementary School children in years past. For years, the Gary Campbell Communications Award was given to a graduating student at Marine Elementary in Marine on St. Croix and Salem Lutheran Elementary in Stillwater. Visitation Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 and Co Rd 5), Stillwater. Graveside service Thursday, 9:00 A.M. at OAKLAND CEMETERY, Marine on St. Croix followed by a Celebration of Gary's life at SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 14940 - 62nd Street North, Stillwater at 11:00 A.M. Family will receive friends following the service at church. Please wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Salem Lutheran Church and School. 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater 651-439-5511
Published in Pioneer Press on July 1, 2014
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