Robert Campbell


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Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Robert E. "Bob" Campbell, 92, of Rock Island, passed away March 15, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. (In the past few months he was living at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.)
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Hodgson Funeral Home.
Burial will be at National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church.
Robert was born on March 2, 1921, in McLeansboro, Ill., the son of Dave and Pearl Reynolds Campbell. He married Hilda Miller Smith on June 12, 1946. She preceded him indeath on May 19, 2004.
Bob was a World War II Marine veteran, serving from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific. He continued servingas a Marine through 1954. He retired from the Arsenal in 1979 after 34 years of federalemployment. At the Arsenal he was a tool crib operator. He was a faithful member of GloriaDei Presbyterian since 1957. A 10-year-old girl at the church said he was the nicest man sheknew. He was a devoted husband and father.Bob could be seen through his retirement years walking the neighborhood and having lunch with friends at Maid Rite.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son, David on Dec. 14, 2004.














 



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