Gary Lee Campbell, 73, died Jan. 22, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1941, in St. Elmo, Illinois, he was the son of Emerson and Mildred Louise (Koberlein) Campbell. On April 4, 1961, he married Margaret Rose Debes in Great Bend. She died on July 31, 2013. A Great Bend resident since 1958, he worked in the oilfield and then was a fabricator for Doonan Trailer.
Mr. Campbell was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include four sons, Gary Wayne Campbell and his wife Deidre, Tony Campbell and his wife Brenda, Darrin Campbell and his wife Jeanette, and Trevor Campbell and his wife Angela, all of Great Bend; one daughter, Diana Blake of Kearney, Mo.; two sisters, Janice Nestlerode of Fallon, Nev., and Judy Schindler of Great Bend; 10 grandchildren, Garrett Campbell, Emerson Campbell, Trista Garard, Nikki Blake, Sarah Schwartz, Sabrina Campbell, Savana Campbell, Evan Campbell, Anna Campbell, and Katie Schlochtermeier; and three great-grandchildren, Braiden Hertel, Liam Schwartz, Logan Hertel, and another due this year. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Emerson Campbell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Don Bedore officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery North, with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. A vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Bryant Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 25, 2015