Rochester, MN - Roberta (Bertie) F. Campbell, 90, of Rochester, MN, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Madonna Towers.Roberta Fay Stellmaker was born on July 17, 1920 in Racine, MN. She grew up on one of the Mayowood farms near the Historical Center. She attended Rochester High School. She married Lowell (Bud) Campbell on January 20, 1938. She and her husband raised P.O.A. ponies and were involved in breeding and showing ponies for many years. They showed many national champion ponies. They helped start the draft horse show at the Olmsted County Fair and were involved for many years. Bertie is survived by four sons, Caryl Campbell of Owatonna, MN, Gene (Carol) Campbell of Rochester, Larry (Mary Ann) Campbell of Bozeman, MT, and Craig (Cheryl) Campbell of Rochester; six grandchildren, Julie (Gary) Sunde of Faribault, MN, Stacey (Darren) Johnson of Owatonna, MN, Justin Campbell of Manhatten, MT, Erin (Philip) Ahnen of Rochester, Clint Campbell of Rochester, and Drew Campbell of Rochester; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Earl Stellmaker of Kasson, MN. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud; daughter-in-law, Sonja Campbell; two brothers; and four sisters.A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel with the Reverend Andrew Nelson officiating. Burial will be held in Byron Cemetery in Byron, MN. A visitation will be held Friday, January 7, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to the Rochester Senior Center or a charity of donor's choice.Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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