Last Updated on February 15, 2023 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Clarence David Campbell, 98, Logansport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Born August 3, 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Clarence C. and Jennie Mae (Hedrick) Campbell.
His family moved to the Ozarks, where he spent his childhood years helping his father work their forty acre farm. At the age of 20, he enlisted in the Army and fought for our country on the island of Luzon in the Philippines for two years. Returning from his time in the service, he graduated from Greenville College where he met and married Helen Mae Snavley. He then started his teaching career of 38 years. The last 27 years were spent teaching in Logansport at Daniel Webster and Lincoln Middle School. During those years, he coached basketball and baseball, always recognizing his students even years after retirement.
On April 27, 1997, in Logansport, he was married to Edie J. (Wandrei) Campbell.
Surviving with his wife of 25 years, Edie, are his sons, Jim (Sharon) Campbell of Logansport and Dennis Campbell of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jan (Joe) Offutt of Winamac; step-son, David Wandrei of Logansport; grandchildren Erin Campbell of Logansport, Kelsey (Bryan) Harris of Indianapolis, Thane (Melissa) Campbell of Candler, NC. and Blair (Linnia) Campbell of Boulder, CO.; great-grandchildren, Tannen, Charlotte, Lauren and Miss Emma Lynn arriving in three weeks; brothers, Joe (Lee Ann) Campbell of Greenville, IL. and Jess Campbell of Washington.
He was preceded in death by wife Helen Campbell; daughter-in-law, Nadja Campbell; granddaughter Micaela Campbell and eleven siblings.
The family wants to thank all those who cared for Clarence in the past months. “You freely gave your love and friendship and it meant so much, not just to him, but to us as well. If we tried to thank you individually, without a doubt we would miss someone. Thank you to Logansport Memorial Hospital cardiac rehab staff and fellow patients. You were part of his favorite times of the week! Miller’s Merry Manor staff, Logansport Memorial Hospital emergency room, intensive care unit and med surg floor, your love and care went above and beyond. Radiology tech, you were a Godsend for Clarence! The biggest thank you to the nurses working on the 2nd floor at Memorial who sang hymns at the bedside as he entered the gates of Heaven.”
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight in memory of Clarence.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mark Marshall officiating. The Cass County Honor Guard will conclude with full military honors in tribute to Clarence.
Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park at a later date.
You may share memories and offer condolences on Clarence Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.