Gwendolyn Mary Campbell died on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at Pine Haven Care Center surrounded by her family. She was a gracious hostess and enjoyed entertaining guests from near and far. Her priorities in life were Faith, Family and Friends. Gwen was born on December 20, 1926 to Eben and Gertrude Lundquist, and grew up In Rochester, MN. She graduated from Rochester High school, attended Rochester Junior College, and worked in the pathology lab at Mayo Clinic.
She married David H. Campbell on September 25th, 1948. They moved to rural Byron and raised three children. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Mantorville, Zumbro Valley Grange, Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Gideon Auxiliary, Out to Learn Extension Club, the Mantorville Senior Citizens, and church circles. Later she returned to the Byron United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Frank Lundquist, and daughter-in-law Nancy Campbell. She is survived by son Wallace Campbell of Byron, daughters Rosemary Campbell, and Marilyn Campbell (Jerry Haas) of Rochester, Granddaughters Heather Temple (David Temple) and Nora Haas, and Great-Grand Children Collin and Alexis Temple.
A funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 29th at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral home in Rochester with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 28th 5:00 to 7:00 pm and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
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We so enjoyed having Gwen as a member of our Brookmoor Homeowners Assn. And as a neighbor, she always had a wave and a friendly smile and word. Our sincere sympathy to you and find comfort that she is now at peace.
Alice O'Groske and Brookmoor Homeowners Assn.
I remember going to grange with my parents, Bob and Mary Harper. Gwen was always such a wonderful lady! You are all in my condolences!
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all.. She was a beautiful lady who shared her love of the Lord with every one. She was our church Fellowship treasurer for many years and passed her duties as treasurer off to me. I was leaving the meeting and she was waiting for me at
the back door of our church with her ledgers. She handed them to me and said she was passing the office of treasure to me. I told her she left big shoes to fill...She said"You will do fine I don't have big shoes" we both laughed. My husband Lloyd ad I would go to her place in Byron for tea and of course her cookies. She so enjoyed taking Lloyd to the back room to show him all of Daves Military pictures. She knew Lloyd was in the Army. So dear ones, know I share your sadness but we rejoice that she is with the Lord. In His name. Lloyd and Joanie Harris-Meyer
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