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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1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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