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Robert “Bob” Charles Campbell

08/19/1935 - 12/31/2018

Robert “Bob” Charles Campbell, 83, of Britt, joined his wife of 54 years, Mona, in heaven on December 31, 2018. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Range Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Erik Roth will officiate. Burial will take place at the Wright family cemetery in Montrose, MN on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

He was born August 19, 1935 in Buffalo, MN. He was united in marriage to Mona Lee Ferrell on May 12, 1956. Bob graduated from Buffalo High School in 1953, where he played baseball and football. He worked as a Civil Engineer for MN DOT for 42 years in both the Duluth and Virginia offices.

His competitive spirit made him a great cribbage and bocce ball player, where he was known as “MN Bob”. He was well known for his nature photography and it was his greatest passion. Robert was always willing to share his photos with everyone. He also loved traveling and wrote two travel books about some of their trips. He wrote an extensive autobiography about his life and memories. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and canoeing. For decades, he mentored many young men through Boy Scouts while serving as a Scoutmaster.

He was very social and always had stories to share with everyone. He was proud of his family and all their accomplishments.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Mona; son, Chris; and grandson, Jeremy.

He is survived by his daughters, Wendy (Dan) Gustafson of Rochester, MN and Mary Jo (Jake) Jaques of Henderson, NV; son, Neil (Stacey) Campbell of Livingston, WI; daughter-in-law, Corinne Campbell of Cloquet, MN; grandchildren, Nathan, Nicole, Ryan, Eric, Amy, Gabie, and Zach; great grandchildren, Kyler, Kestin, KoKo, Isabelle, Lillian, Evangeline, and Emma; brother-in-law, Jan (Betty) Ferrell of Waverly, MN; four nieces; and one nephew.

8 thoughts on “Robert “Bob” Charles Campbell”

  1. Mary Johannsen says:

    So sorry for your loss. God be with you and bless all of you

  2. It is times like this with the loss of Bob and previously Mona that we wished we were not so far away. We send our sincerest love to Neil, Stacey, Gabbie and Zac and also Wendy and Mary Jo and their families and trust that you all give Bob the best send off ever as he so rightly deserves. We have sent flowers to the funeral home in memory of him. All our love Carol Daryl and families xxxxxx

  3. Sue Oakman says:

    So sorry for your loss. I had the privilege to know Mona and Bob, as i used to live down the road from them. Both very special people! Bob used to come over for coffee and show me all his photos he took, i enjoyed them so much i made greeting cards out of some and also bought 2 pictures from him that i had enlarged and framed, they are black bear cubs. I enjoy them every day, so glad to have known such a special man. Prayers to all of you, Bob you will be missed.

  4. Gail Nielsen says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the family. We enjoyed see Grandpa Bob when he visited in Henderson.
    Deryl and Gail Nielsen

  5. Tim Cameron says:

    On October 22, 1969, I showed up at Bob and Mona’s front porch in Duluth. I was working for Bob and playing an occasional handball game with him. He was really a skilled player. It was evening. I had been back from Vietnam for 6 months, and my mother (age 52) had just finished her slow process of dying from cancer. I stood on their front porch and wept. Bob broke our employer’s rules by telling me to take all the time I needed. I was always thankful for that. I still am. Thank you again, Bob. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. David Murphy says:

    Blessings and wishes of the best memories.

  7. Dave Schimnowski says:

    Bob and I were MnDOT employees. It had been 20+ years since I’d seen Bob, but then in 2008 we happened to be at Bear Head Lake State Park camping and bumped into each other. My wife Sharon and I enjoyed a couple days there with Bob and Mona. And for the next few years, we had such good times together at campgrounds and their home. The many nature photos Bob took are priceless. We treasure the ones he gave us. You are now with your special Mona. We will miss you, Bob. Friendship~~Dave and Sharon Schimnowski

  8. Tammy Creaser says:

    Our thoughts are with Neil & Stacey and family as Bob was a very special man and we were so lucky to spend time with Mona & Bob at their home in Minnesota many years ago. We were also lucky to have them both come and visit us in Australia. We loved sharing his passion of photography and the outdoors with him.

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