James P. Campbell

James P. Campbell, age 85 of Winsted and formerly of Mayer, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted.

James was born Aug. 17, 1915, on the Campbell homestead in Hollywood Township, Carver County, the son of Paul and Mary (Burns) Campbell.

On June 27, 1939, James and Magdalen Remer were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

Farming Friendly Acres was the focus of Jim's entire life. He was also a life-long member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church,Winsted, and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council #8253.

As a young man, James loved horses and fancied himself as a cowboy, with Tom Mix as his hero.

J. P. enjoyed traveling, dancing, current events, talking politics, sports (especially baseball and wrestling), going to threshing bees and the state fair.

He is survived by wife Magdalen; children: Tom (Joyce) Campbell of White, S.D., Jim (Diane) Campbell Jr. of Winsted, Kay (Bruce) Fasching, Rita (Bill) Quast, all of Mayer; Kathy (Jim) Hertel of Winsted, Kevin (Lois) Campbell of Mayer, and Sheri (Pete) Czech of Delano; 36 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Bickman of Howard Lake; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends.

James was preceded in death by a son, John W. Campbell, an infant brother; and sisters, Marie Larkin and Margaret Remer.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Sunday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. The Revs. Paul L. Wolf and Ambrose J. Mahon were the concelebrants. Interment followed at Holy Trinity cemetery.

Lavon Kielkucki was the organist for the Mass and Dorothy Holmers was the soloist.

Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and a Knights of Columbus rosary recited at 8 p.m.

Casket bearers were Jim Campbell, Craig Campbell, Scott Fasching, Will Quast, Jake Hertel, Tom Campbell, Jason Campbell and Nick Czech.

The Chilson FuIleral Home in Winsted served the family.

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