Charles Lowell Campbell of Peoria, Arizona, was born February 1, 1949, at Denison, Iowa, the son of Charles and Ina Campbell. He died on December 9, 2016, at Banner Thunderbird Hospital in Glendale, Arizona, at the age of sixty-seven.
He was baptized in Christ on November 4, 1956, and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 7, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Soldier Township, Charter Oak, Iowa. He graduated from Schleswig High School and attended two years of college at Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two terms in Vietnam as an intelligence analyst, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Commendation Medal. On June 17, 1972, he married Sharon Ransom at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Soldier Township, and they were blessed with the birth of two daughters. Charles worked for 21 years as a road manager doing sanitary inspections of packing plants for Contract Services Limited at Burlington, Iowa.
In his spare time, Charles enjoyed writing poems, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, reading, bowling, golfing and watching old western movies. He loved his animals very much, but there was nothing more precious to Charles than his family.
Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles and his stepfather, Julius (Jute) . He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Milissa and her husband, Brian, and Teresa and her husband, Todd; seven grandchildren: Loren; BriAnne and her husband, Jesse; Jenna and her husband, Keith; Kristin and her husband, Bradley; Jordan; Rebecca and her husband, Tanner; and Laura; eight great-grandchildren: Nadaleigh, Wyatt, Kolby, Austin, Katelynn, Jacob, Kayleigh, and Mia. Charles is also survived by his mother, Ina; his sister, Virginia and her husband, Steve; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Beaulah, other relatives and friends.