Daniel E. Campbell


Daniel E. Campbell, 90, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, in McAllen, Texas. He was a resident of Mission, Texas and a former resident of Franklin and Trafalgar.

He was born March 29, 1925, in Pretty Rock, North Dakota to Lawrence and Esther (Perry) Campbell.

He married Yvonne (LeBlanc) Campbell on Feb. 7, 1948, in Duluth, Minnesota. She preceded him in death in 2001.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Adams in 1994, and son, Thomas Campbell in 2000.

He married Arvis McKeane in 2003 in Mission, Texas. She survives.

Other survivors include his daughter, Kathie Skeel (Brad) of Greencastle, son Wayne Campbell of Alamo, Texas; daughter-in-law Roberta (Bills) Campbell of Greenwood; stepdaughters, Colleen Hunt of Minneapolis and Denise Herrington of Atlantic, Iowa; eight grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

After graduating Plummer High School in Minnesota in 1943, he served in World War II as a Navy Seabee. In addition to cleaning up the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor bombing, he served with the unit that built the runway on Tinian Island for the Enola Gay flight. He later served in rebuilding Japan’s war-torn Okinawa.

He was a former member of the Double Y Saddle Club in Edinburgh and Nineveh Senior Center.

He was active in Boy Scouts of America, the Lions Club and Mabel’s Builders.

He also sponsored two children to receive their education in Mexico.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission, Texas, and a graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to your favorite charity. You are also encouraged to donate blood, as he did for more than 70 years.