Magdalen Sophie Campbell, age 97, of Winsted, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake.
She was born March 17, 1918, in rural Winsted, the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Lachermeier) Remer. In 1923, they moved to the family farm, and she lived there until her marriage.
Magdalen and James Campbell were joined in holy marriage June 27, 1939, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with eight children.
Magdalen was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She had a strong faith, and prayed the rosary daily.
As a young girl, Magdalen helped at the Sterner farm. Later, she worked for her aunt at a grocery store in the cities, and also worked for Green Giant and Tonka Toys.
She enjoyed dancing, traveling including Germany and Scandinavia, gardening, canning, socializing, card playing, knitting, and sewing. Magdalen was a great wife, and a kind and loving mother, who always put her children first.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Campbell; son, John Campbell; daughter, Sheri Czech; four sisters; and six brothers.
Magdalen is survived by six children, Tom (Joyce) Campbell, Jim (Diane) Campbell, Kay (Bruce) Fasching, Rita (the late, Bill) Quast, Kathy (Jim) Hertel, and Kevin (Lois) Campbell; son-in-law, Pete Czech; 36 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Sylvia) Remer of Bloomington; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Tony Stubeda and Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrants. There was visitation prior to the Mass, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.
Casket bearers were Jake Hertel, Will Quast, Craig Campbell, Jason Campbell, Scott Fasching, Jim Campbell, and Nick Czech.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family; www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.