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Suzanne Marie Campbell

October 17, 2020 | 4 comments

Suzanne Marie Campbell, 88, passed from this life to the next on October 15, 2020. A lifelong resident of Eau Claire, WI, Sue spent the last two years of her life at Brookdale Clare Bridge in La Crosse.

Sue always said she had lived a great life. She married her true love, Skip Campbell, in 1954. Together they had three children. In addition to being a great mother, Sue was an avid gardener, animal lover, pincushion doll collector, and prayer warrior.

Her high school yearbook caption reads: “She causes a small riot wherever she goes.” This statement held true throughout her life even as she struggled with dementia. Suzie’s smile and twinkling eyes endeared her to many.

She is survived by her children: Jill (Don) Link, Lori Campbell (Bill Buchta), Scott (Christy) Campbell; grandchildren: Britteny (Ryan) Schwoerer, Shannon (Ryan) Wolf, Claire (Tim) Rosean, Sam (Katie) Link, Maggie (Rick) Westermann, and Joshua Campbell; 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Mary Ellen Rau; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Bertha Erickson, her husband, Skip, and brother, Steve Erickson.

The family would like to thank two dear childhood friends for visiting Sue in Eau Claire and La Crosse: Kenny (Margaret) Schoenberg and Tommy “Buck” Baker. You epitomize what true friendship is.

Heartfelt thanks to Executive Director Jessica Lapic, Rachel Keehner (Gundersen PA), and all the workers at Brookdale Clare Bridge. You have all been the hands and heart of Christ as you care for and love those who cannot be touched and loved on by their families because of COVID. May God bless and protect you all.

Sue and Skip, united at last, will be interred at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Spooner WI, at a date to be determined in the summer of 2021.

2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.”

Mom, we are so proud of you. Always and forever, Jill, Lori, and Scott

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4 Comments

  1. Sue Kortness-Staples

    Jill, Lori, and Scott;

    My sympathies, hugs and prayers go out to you on the death of your mom. From several years ago, my recollection is that she wanted to live in her house, even with the steep driveway. She and your dad, along with my dad can have their 70th school reunion!

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  2. Jennifer Lindsay

    My condolences go out to the family of Sue I had the pleasure of taking care of Sue she was an amazing person to be around her smile just lit up the room when you would see her and she was always happy.. R. I. P sue I’m sure gonna miss you and your beautiful smile…

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  3. Ann and Joel Wilson

    Our condolences to the family. Lori, Maggie and families, thinking of you as you grieve, remember and celebrate your mother and grandmother’s life.

    Ann and Joel Wilson
    (Aunt Ann and Uncle JoJo)

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  4. Cleo Loftsgordon

    Cleo Loftsgordon

    We were childhood friends and we will meet up again someday….

    God Speed Ahead 🙏

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