Guest Book for Richard Campbell

Provided by Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Posted by: Tim and Barb Greenlund
Wed May 13, 2020
Marty, Chris,Scott, and family.
Please accept our deepest sympathy as you go through this very difficult time. I have known Dick for a long time and can honestly say that he was always a gentleman with a very pleasant personality.
He will be missed by the community as he gave back so much and for that we all are very thankful .
Please know that our continued prayers will be with all of you.
Tim and Barb
 

 
Posted by: Dr. Julie Boozer
Thu May 14, 2020
Dick’s obituary in the Warren Times Observer is a wonderful expression of the kind of compassionate man that he was and the difference that he made in our communities…both Elk Township (Scandia) and Warren County. Scandia was an important part of his life, particularly when he fell in love with lovely Martha, youngest of the Mack children, who lived on Scandia Road, hardly a quarter mile from the Corners and when they married he lived there as Martha cared for her parents in their declining years.  Dick was active in the community and served as an Elk Township Supervisor in 1970 - 1991.  During the 1980s, Dick was chairman of the Scandia Covenant Church and engineered the building of a major addition to provide Sunday School rooms, church offices and a spacious meeting hall with a massive fireplace made of Scandia stones carried in from the homes of church members.  Dick was amiable, committed and was respected by all.  
His wife, the former Martha Mack attended Scandia Church Sunday school faithfully from her early childhood and was confirmed at the Church by Rev. Klaus Pearson in the late 1950s in a class with David Reagle and Kingston Lindblom, both deceased.  Dora Anderson Wedlock, who lives in Jamestown, was also in that class. They married at Scandia Church in 1961and Dick moved into the Mack family residence and they attended Scandia Church during those years he served as a Township Supervisor.   From that township post he was elected and served as a Commissioner of Warren County and they lived in Warren.
Dick and Martha were active participants in the Elk Township Homecoming, which was held at the Corners on Labor Day from 1930 to the 1980s.  This celebration brought back people who had grown up in Scandia but had moved away during the Industrial Revolution.  They now came back to their childhood home to “greet old friends and make new.”  In its prime years, the Warren Newspaper reported as many as two to three thousand persons attended during the day’s activities.   The   morning began at Church with a speaker and a song in Swedish called “Days of our Childhood.”
Martha was very instrumental in serving the dinner prepared by the Ladies Aid of the church.  Her mother was a phenomenal pie baker and often prepared as many as eight or ten delicious pies from her oven. She admonished her son-in-law, Dick not to spill a drop as he very carefully carried them from their home up the steep hill to where they would be delightfully served out of a school window! In the afternoons there were competitive games and stunts for all ages, ferocious water battles by local volunteer fire departments, hometown parades and enthusiastic horse shows.  Dick served as sports program chairman, was on the Board of Directors for many years and served as Chairman of that board in 1971.

Dick’s story is well told in his obituary, but this piece is intended to fill in some details about the significant contributions that Dick and Martha have made to life in Scandia.  After they moved to Warren in later years, they often attended Scandia Church affairs and especially Homecoming.
Today, our Scandia hearts reach out to Dick’s family, just as he always extended his hand, with a welcoming smile, to someone he met along the path of life.
May God bless you, Julie Lindblom Boozer                                                                            Elk Township Historical Society
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Posted by: Craig & Cathy Steinkamp
Thu May 14, 2020
It was with great deal of regret that we  read of the recent passing of Richard "Dick","Snattle" Campbell. You could always count on a smile,kind word,a meaningful hand shake or just a plain enjoyable visit. Dick was always willing to help or get the help one might need. A true gentleman. We always looked forward to our morning coffee with Dick,or as Boonie Sturdevant refered to him as "Snattle",an old time humorous name he was pinned with at an early age. Rest in peace my friend,you have labored and provided for many. See you again on day,you weiner.
 

 
Posted by: Fred and Lovena D. Rulander
Thu May 14, 2020
Marty and Family,
Always enjoyed talking to you and Dick wherever we would meet be it at Rouse Home for your mother, class reunions of 1951 and just anywhere On the street.
You have our deepest sympathy and hope and pray our paths will meet again.
 

 
Posted by: jim and betty lynch
Fri May 15, 2020
To the Campbell Clan, we are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a good friend, and a memorable human being.  He did so much for so many.  God speed, Dick.
 

 
Posted by: Steve and Kim Wilkins
Fri May 15, 2020
Marty, Chris, Scott.
Kim and I want to express our condolences to you and your families for the loss of a wonderful father and a great man! Truer words could not be spoken of your dad than the wonderful obituary in the paper! May god richly bless each and everyone of you and we will keep your family in our prayers!!!!!!