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2014 October 24: Roger Campbell

On Friday October 24, 2014, Roger Lee Campbell, 71, passed away at the Sunrise of Minnetonka Care Facility, surrounded by family. He recently moved to MN seeking medical treatment options at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Roger was born in Plainwell, Michigan, the son of John and Grace Campbell. He was a licensed pharmacist in Michigan and Indiana for 45 years, retiring at age 66. In 1959 at the age of 16, Roger graduated from Allegan High School, having skipped two grades and proceeded onto Ferris State College where he received his pharmacology degree. Roger’s passion for medicine was evidenced from a very young age as he held a pharmacy assistant position at Robeson’s Drug Store from the age of twelve through his college graduation. Upon graduating, Roger worked for Osco Drug in Kokomo Indiana, led Union Pharmacy in Saginaw, Michigan and spent the remainder of his career as pharmacy store manager for Meijer. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Roger took special pride in his 16 years of service to the Allegan County Fair as an assistant for the harness horse racing program. Roger was also an avid fisherman, as a member of Trout Unlimited and an advocate of the arts as a sponsor of the Temple and Pit & Balcony theaters.

Roger will be remembered by all the lives he touched for his generosity, diligence and commitment to family. Roger is survived by his two children: Joelle and her husband Steve VanAlstine of Chicago, Il and Jeffrey Campbell and his wife Rebecca of Park City, Utah; five grandchildren: Jessica, Luke, Joshua, Ethan Van Alstine and Isabella Campbell; four siblings: Jerry Campbell and his wife Lisa of Jackson, Beth Campbell of St. Bonifacius MN, Don Campbell and his wife Cynthia of Norton Shores, MI, Ross Campbell and his wife Lauren of Charlotte, NC; in addition to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Friends will meet with the family on Thursday October 30th at Gorden’s Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel,, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Allegan United Methodist Church on Friday October 31st at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery and a luncheon at the church. Memorials may be made to The Allegan County Fair.

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