Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
James D. Campbell, 72, a resident of Williams Lake near Albion, passed away at 5:50 p. m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at his residence.. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Mr. Campbell was born on June 3, 1940 in Huntington, a son of Warren and Mary (Schockome) Campbell. He moved to Fort Wayne as a boy and graduated from Central High School in 1958. As a young man he served with the U. S. Marine Corps, and following his military discharge returned to Fort Wayne. He had resided at Williams Lake since 1994.
Employed as a mechanic at Fox & Fox Frame Service, Inc. in Fort Wayne for over 35 years, he retired from there in 2001.
The surviving relatives include his wife Peggy (Frauhiger) Campbell; two sons Warren (Mary) Campbell of Fort Wayne and James C. Campbell of Arizona; a daughter Karen Pridgen of Fort Wayne; three step-daughters Audine (Jim) Bucklew of Illinois, Tanya (Ron) Grandas of Florida, and Cynthia (Jeff) Richards of Kendallville; a step-son William (Tonya) Ruggles of Anderson; seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Kathy Campbell; his brother Joseph Campbell; two half -brothers Arthur Teusch and Theodore Schockome; a half-sister Ellen Rowan; and a step-daughter Belinda Oswald.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Lane Burgland, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning.
Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to DeKalb County Hospice, Auburn.
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