In Memory of

Donald George Campbell

February 28, 1927 - December 1, 2012
Don was born February 28, 1927 in Cherokee, Iowa to Daniel Campbell Sr. and Jeanette (McDonald) Campbell. He graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee, Iowa. Following graduation he enlisted in the Army, serving in Italy during World War II. Upon discharge from the Army, he joined his father and brothers working for Illinois Central Railroad. November 7, 1949 Don married Barbara Ann Cook in a double ring ceremony with his sister Colleen Campbell and Robert Weis. Don worked for the railroad for the next 42 years as brakeman, conductor and union steward while in his free time "Lefty" played first base for Hamm's softball team for over 20 years. Upon his retirement at age 57 he was able to pursue his many interests which included: golf, daily coffee get-togethers, poker, Meals on Wheels, Immaculate Conception Food Pantry, Knights of Columbus, his beloved Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. His greatest enjoyment throughout his life was following his children and grandchildren's athletic events. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, parents Daniel Sr. and Jeannette, brothers Daniel and Robert and sister Colleen. Survivors include; Chris Campbell of Minneapolis, Cathy (Dave) Blankenbaker of Tucson, AZ, Mark (Jane) Campbell of Cherokee, Molly Campbell of Marion, IL, Jeff (Janet) Campbell of Niles, OH and Sara (Chad) Lang of Sheldon; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers the family would like donations sent to the Immaculate Conception Food Pantry or bring non-perishable items to the visitation or church.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday night followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary at the funeral home.
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir Organist- Charlotte Groves
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa Military services will be provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of Cherokee.


Friday, August 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to be so late in extending to you my sincere sympathy. Donnie was a very good friend to my mom and dad, Dale and Marian Gifford, over the years. He also helped them so much toward the ends of their lives. He was a compassionate and caring friend and will be missed by so many! Thank you for sharing him with the world.”
- Jean Doran
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Hugs and prayers sent out to your entire family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Jolene Kleihauer Smith
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Chris, Cathy, Mark, Molly & Sara, So sorry to hear about your father. I remember how much fun my dad and mom had with your parents, it seems like yesterday. My prayers are with you.”
- Molly McCarthy
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Don Campbell family. He was such a caring man and we enjoyed visiting with him.”
- Jerome and Patsy Day
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. He was such a wonderful and caring man. He will be missed by many.”
- Jerry and Vicki Menke
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Campbell's, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your father Donnie. He was a wonderful man and I am sure that you will share many great memories while you are together. I'm sure you know, but he was such a good friend to mom and dad. I know they spent a good deal of time together enjoying each others company. I always heard stories about things they would do, one of the favorites was making jam. They will miss him dearly. May you find comfort knowing that he is now with our Father in heaven. God's peace to you. Dave & Jennfer Bennett”
- David J Bennett
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Donny was always so helpful to my parents (Staver and Mary Hyndman). I think he was one of several people who gave my mom rides up to Spencer when she was sick. My parents always enjoyed seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jean and Ken McKinney”
- Jean (Hyndman) McKinney
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“To the Campbell family you's have our Deepest Sympathy, so sorry to lose a Love one. Our thought and prayers are with you.”
- Shirley Goebel
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Donnie was such a good guy. When my mother-in-law Pat Wilkie lost her license, Donnie took her to mass every week. He will be missed by so many, but we know he is in a better place. My deepest sympathy to you all. Carol Wilkie ”
- Carol Wilkie
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