Richard Eugene Campbell

December 20, 2014

Richard Eugene Campbell 87 of Frankfort, Indiana,  passed away at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at IU Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  He was born on April 26, 1927 in South Bend, Indiana to Forest & Esther (Ringenberg) Campbell.  His first marriage was to Rosemary Long to whom he was married for 33 years before her passing in 1982. He then married Charilyn R. Young on June 25, 1983 and she survives.

Mr. Campbell worked at the Kreamo Bakery in South Bend for 42 years where he never missed a day of work or was ever late. He attended school in South Bend, served in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Souls Harbor Church in Frankfort. He was an inventor who is credited with creating the “Super Wheel” which was a 3D tire cover that was featured on the TV show “Why didn’t I think of that?” the “Super Wheel” sold in 26 states and 5 countries. He also created the Dog Water Dish that never empties and a Math Puzzle that was placed in 691 prisons and over 500 hospitals. Mr. Campbell coached Little League Baseball for 42 years and won a State Title in 1979 and was State Runner-up in 1980. He traveled everywhere with Charilyn and prided himself on never having said a cuss word.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Hill Memory Gardens in Osceola, IN. Memorials may be made to the Souls Harbor Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Charilyn Campbell of Frankfort Son: David (Wife-Sandy) Campbell of South Bend 2 Daughters: Diana (Husband-Larry) Myers of Brookville, OH Theresa (Husband-Alex) Sortman of Logansport, IN 4 Sisters: Janet Pillion of Frankfort Janice Richardson of Frankfort Chloris Meakens of Canada Ann (Husband-David) Cassidy of Canada 1 Brother Norman (Wife-Ethel) Campbell of South Dakota 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 1 Grandson, Scott Myers, 2 Infant Grandchildren, Charilyn and Gage Campbell and a sister Avis Campbell


9 Condolences for “Richard Eugene Campbell”

  1. Jennifer Timmons Rottet December 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Theresa and family,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jennifer & Jenna

  2. Lisa Gordon December 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Charilyn and Theresa and family.
    You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    May he rest in peace.

  3. Nina Rice December 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Charilyn and Jan; So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. You have the support of a lot of friends from work.. Just ask if you need anything. Know you and your families are in my prayers. God Bless.. Nina

  4. Judie Ticen December 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you day or night. May God comfort you as you go through this difficult time.

    Love Judie

  5. Connie Hill & HCCM Daycamp Square Dancers December 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Charilyn and family, Richard will always be remembered. He came to the daycare and worked with our day campers on square dancing. He loved to call the dances. My class learned from a wonderful gentleman. He was so kind and patient with the kids. I know if any of my kids or families read this, they will also be saddened. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    Connie Hill

  6. Heidi Long December 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Charlyn I so sorry for your loss . We will be thinking of you in this difficult time. Love and miss you. Heidi, Kirk Autum, Emily and Oliver. May God bless you.

  7. Joel and KathyDenniston December 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Dear Charilyn, We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God give you peace and strength through this time. Love Joel, Kathy

  8. Justin December 23, 2014 at 4:32 am

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. Your husband was truly an incredible man and very funny. I am praying for you and asking God to be close to you during this difficult time.

  9. Lyche January 5, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Dear Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Campbell. Although I did not know him personally I did have an ocassion to meet him. It was a memorable meeting that I have never forgotten. As I knocked on his door prepared to read a scripture he said with a serious face, “I have a question for you.” “If you know the bible so well tell me what time of day was Adam created?” I thought for a moment and then said, “I’ve never read anything in the bible that mentions the time of day.” He then said, “Sure it’s in there. He was created a little before Eve.” And then he laughed with a twinkle in his eye and I laughed too. I could tell he was a very intelligent, thoughtful and kind person. I always remember seeing his tire cover, with the scenes in them, on the back of the van also. He told me he was a bible reader and so I hope this bible passage brings comfort to your family. Revelations 21:4-“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

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