|(Sunday - November
22, 2020) - Russell "Jack" Campbell, age 93, of Kingsford, passed away
on Thursday, November 19, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
Jack was born on May 28, 1927 in Marquette, the son of the late Russell
and Catherine (Wollner) Campbell. He grew up in the Marquette area and
was a 1945 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School in Marquette. He was
called into service with the United States Navy before he could attend
his graduation ceremony and served aboard the USS Rendova until his
honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946. Following his military
discharge, Jack enrolled into Northern Michigan University and graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. He later earned his
Master's degree in education. His teaching career included schools in
Hermansville, Stephenson and Norway. He retired from the Niagara Public
School System after thirty nine years in 1988. Jack was a resident of
this area for most of his life and married Mary Ann Arduin on December
27, 1950 in Hermansville. Together they raised four children. In
retirement the couple spent 27 winters in Austin, Texas where they made
numerous long lasting friendships.
The church was a very
important part of Jack's entire life. He was instrumental in the
development of the Holy Spirit Catholic School in Norway. Jack was a
very active member of American Martyrs' Church and served in many
capacities there. He was also an active volunteer at the Oscar G.
Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. His volunteerism at the VA
spanned thirty one years and had accumulated 6034 volunteer hours.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by an infant
son, Bruce Russell and his sister, Barbara Campbell.
survived by his loving wife of almost seventy years, Mary Ann; children,
Steve (Elizabeth "Dea") Campbell of Vulcan, Mary (John) Fox of Aurora,
Mark (Katie) Campbell of New Franken, Wisconsin and Ann (Andrew) Douglas
of Round Lake Beach, Illinois; grandchildren, James (Michele) Campbell,
Patrick (Allison) Campbell, Paul (Pangkong) Fox, John (Sara Knutson)
Fox, Ben (Jackie Johnson) Campbell, Eva (Kameron) Cerroni, Clair
Campbell, Keith Campbell, Brian (Caitlyn) Campbell, Matt (Amanda
Wilkins) Douglas and Jessie (Ben Thackston) Douglas; great
grandchildren, Fischer, Sawyer and Harper Campbell, Gabriel and Alex
Fox, Jack Fox, Evette and Joelle Campbell and Sasha Cerroni; two
brothers, Robert Campbell of L'Anse and Raymond (Elizabeth) Campbell of
Maricopa, Arizona; several nieces, nephews and a very special friend,
Bishop Daniel Garcia of Monterey, California.
are being held. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian
Burial. Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery.
of flowers, memorials may be made in Jack's memory to the school of the
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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
with the arrangements.