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