(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.

He is 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.

Private services are being held. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jack's memory to the school of the donors' choice.

Condolences to the family of Russell "Jack" Campbell may be expressed online at:
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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.

 







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