Robert L. Campbell

January 31, 2011

Robert L. Campbell 97 of Frankfort, IN, died January 31, 2011 at Wesley Manor. Born February 6, 1913 in Frankfort, IN to Abner Caruthers Campbell II & Hazel Vaska (Lucas) Campbell. He married E. Pauline Stewart on September 7, 1935 in Frankfort, IN and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2009. Mr. Campbell attended Frankfort High School. A lifelong Frankfort resident, he also spent several winters in Sun City, AZ. He served in the National Guard from 1930-1937. Mr. Campbell was an engineer and fireman on the Nickel Plate Railroad, retiring in 1975 after 33 years. He was a 39 year member of the Moose Lodge and a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Union. He enjoyed Hot Dog Basketball, stereo theater type sound, jazz music and loved to golf.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home until time of service at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Karen Bowerman of Lafayette and Sue Kelsey (Jack) of West Point 6 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister, Dorothy O’Dell.


5 Condolences for “Robert L. Campbell”

  1. Mike Boruta January 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Our Sympathy to the Family of Esther “Pauline (Stewart) & her husband Robert L. Campbell from a distant Stewart Cousin in Michigan. Pauline grandfather (James Harrison Stewart) brother (William Calvin Stewart) was my great grandfather. Pauline helped me over the years with other cousins in putting together our Family History.
    May God Bless & Be with you all at this time.
    Mike & Mary Boruta
    Lowell, MI

  2. Charlyce Patterson February 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your father’s death. What a blessing to have enjoyed such a rich, long life. You are a wonderful person Karen and I am sure this can be attributed to your upbringing from your parents. My sympathy to you and your family. I find comfort in recalling scriptures like John 5:28,29 at times of grief. Knowing that Jehovah God promises to comfort us in our tribulation 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Jane O’Dell Niebrand February 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    My sympathy goes to the family. I am Dorothy’s step-daughter. I knew Bob and Pauline, they lived next to my aunt & uncle on 1st Street.

  4. Chris & Suellen Myers February 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    We live in the house on Elmwood Dr. where Bob & Pauline lived many years ago. Pauline would always talk to us about her memories of living there when we would see them around Frankfort. We, also, knew Pauline from when we worked at National Seal in the late 1960s. God bless your hearts during this time of sorrow.

  5. LeMoyne Altic February 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Dear Sue and Karen,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was my last uncle. I have memories of him that go back many years. He was very athletic. I remember him walking on his hands for a block in front of the house on Boone Street and helping pick up the change that fell from his pockets. I have fond memories of day trips with him, your mother, and Ma and Pa in his Packard back in the fifties. He had a great life. May his memory comfort you in this grieving time. My condolences to all the family.

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