Clarence "Ted" Wallace Campbell
03/03/1933 - 07/11/2021
Obituary For Clarence "Ted" Wallace Campbell
Clarence "Ted" Wallace Campbell, age 88 of Grand Haven, MI and formerly of Topeka and Columbia City, IN died peacefully on Sunday July 11, 2021 at the Hospice House of North Ottawa Community.
Ted worked in the Dairy Industry his entire career. Primarily as a salesman and eventually as a business owner.
He was passionate about animals and loved the outdoors and gardening. His faith was very important to him.
He was born on March 3, 1933 to Wallace and Nora (Fairbrother) Campbell. He attended Cedar Springs High School and where he played football. Ted served five years in the Michigan National Guard.
He married his high school sweetheart Mary Lee Kelly in Kent City MI on January 5, 1952. Second marriage to Rita (Marlene) Snyder of Topeka, IN on September 29, 1981 and was widowed on June 15, 2015.
Survivors include five children, Dan (Cheryl) Campbell of Empire MI; Doug (Alice)Campbell of North Manchester, IN; Deb (Steve) Schmitt of Columbia City, IN; Dawn (Craig) Kelley of Grand Haven, MI; DeDe (Rick) Buerkel of Shepherd MI; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother Paul Campbell of Santa Clara CA; sisters Judy Laso of Rutland, Vermont; Linda Misner of Sand Lake MI and many nieces and nephews. Special friend and companion Joan Gaff of Panama City, FL and special friends, Tom and Susan Winchester, the adoptive owner of his dog.
He was preceded in death by six siblings, and his son David Campbell.
On Saturday, July 17, 2021 a visitation will be held from 11:00am - 12:30pm with the service beginning at 12:30pm at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, 88 E. Division St. Sparta, MI 49345.
Burial will take place in Solon Township Cemetery, 2383 18 mile Rd., Cedar Springs, MI.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of North Ottawa Community.
Online Condolences can be shared at https://hesselcheslek.com/obituaries/
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May all of Teds kids and grandkids rejoice in knowing you have tons of fun memories and that Ted didn't have to suffer. I know for a fact how much he loved you all! Ted was always a great friend to me! Love to all of you.
Dawn and Family - we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I wish I could offer some words that would give you some peace but the only thing that I ever found to help was knowing that they are no longer in any pain and time. I know it sounds cliché but just allow yourself to grieve. You have a lot of friends here that care. Barb and Mike Lulofs
Deb and Family, so sorry to hear about your father's passing. May your memories bring you comfort and joy. Keeping you close to our hearts.
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