Kevin Joseph Campbell, age 66, of rural Mayer, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. He courageously fought blood cancer for 10 months.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with inurnment at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.
There will be a time to gather at the church Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The time to gather will continue at the church Wednesday, one hour prior to Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gift of Life Transplant House, 724 2nd Street South, Rochester, MN 55902. Or, Transplant Center, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
Kevin was baptized, confirmed, and a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. He was a 1971 graduate of Holy Trinity School.
Kevin was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and served as a eucharistic minister.
He took pride in caring for the land and animals on the family farm. He and Lois enjoyed travel taking many US road trips and 10 international trips. He loved going to air and car shows driving his 1969 Corvette and 1969 Dodge RT.
He loved history, sports (especially the MN Vikings and MN Twins), and talking politics. A true patriot, Kevin proudly flew an American flag in his front yard and had the utmost respect for all members and veterans of our military.
Kevin was a great conversationalist, who had an innate ability to connect with anyone he met. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Lois (Hecksel) Campbell. They were married July 24, 1976, and blessed with three children: Sarah (Will) Sevigny of Blaine, Jason (Natasha) Campbell of Maple Grove, and Eric (Tiffany) Campbell of Hutchinson; and six grandchildren; Katrina, Caleb, Isabelle, Tristan, Isabella, and Ava.
Kevin is also survived by his siblings: Tom (Joyce) Campbell, Jim (Diane) Campbell, Kay (Bruce) Fasching, Rita Quast, and Kathy Hertel and brother-in-law Pete Czech.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James (2000) and Magdalen (2016) (Remer) Campbell; brother John Campbell (2000); sister Sheri Czech (2015); and brothers-in-law Bill Quast (2008), and Jim Hertel (2019).