Leonard Campbell

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Leonard Campbell, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars.

Leonard Maynard Campbell was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Le Mars, the son of Henry and Minnie (Theisen) Campbell. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. He attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School.

He was united in marriage to Laura Oetken on April 3, 1945 in Le Mars. Following their marriage the couple farmed northwest of Le Mars until 1978, at which time they moved to Le Mars. Leonard also worked for the Swift Packing House in Sioux City from 1954 to 1983. Laura died Oct. 13, 2006.

In May of 2014, Leonard became a resident of Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.

Leonard was a member of All Saints Parish in Le Mars. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years.

Leonard cherished the traveling that he and Laura were able to do together. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards.

But most of all, he loved the times spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his four children: Kenneth (Lois) Campbell of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Donna (Dan) Utesch of Akron, Bill (Lori) Campbell of Le Mars, and Deb Anthony of Le Mars; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marlys Harms of Le Mars and Mary Ann (Joe) Riley of Omaha, Nebraska; his sisters-in-law: Jenieta Campbell of Le Mars, Mary Campbell of Le Mars, Marlene (Tom) Arens of Le Mars, and Dixie Oetken of Brunsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Laura; a great-granddaughter, Marley Schults; a son-in-law, John Anthony; and his siblings, Gladys Bridgeford, Richard Campbell, Henrietta Campbell, Clifford Campbell, and Clarence Campbell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at All Saints Catholic Parish - St. James Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Patrick Behm will celebrate Mass with Deacon Paul Gengler assisting. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4 p.m., today (Wednesday), with a Knights of Columbus rosary at 5 p.m., and a scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.