February 27, 1956 - April 04, 2021
Steve Campbell, 65 of Glenwood, IA, passed away at his home on April 4, 2021. A Gathering for Family and Friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Steve and his family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family will direct memorials
Stephen J. Campbell, 65, left his earthly home and went on to his next adventure on April 4, 2021. Steve was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and at the time given (just six months), fought his cancer till his last breath. Steve never complained or let his cancer get him down until it became apparent he was losing the fight in December 2020. Even then, unless you knew him well, you would not have known how bad he was starting to feel. His oncologist told him once that he had probably been on more chemotherapy treatments than anyone in the country - that may or may not have been true, but when one becomes no longer effective, Steve would ask them to find another. As his wife, I can honestly say he was the bravest person I have ever known.
Steve was born on February 27, 1956 to William and Joan (Larimer) Campbell. Big brother Greg and little brother Doug completed the family. Stories often told of the three boys' childhoods in Cherokee, Iowa were stuff books like Tom Sawyer were made of. How Jo did it as a stay-at-home mom, I don't know. Steve loved his family, friends, his dogs and the times spent with them. His other great loves were Alaska and the family cabin in Running Water, South Dakota. Steve often said there was no better place to be. He was an avid fisherman, hence his love of Alaska, where he made many trips to fish for halibut and salmon. He was a master griller of said fish and nobody made a better fish taco. Steve was a collector of old marbles, making many dear friends and accumulating an impressive collection over the years, of which he was very proud.
Those who left Steve's life too soon were his parents, his beloved Grandpa and Grandma Larimer, Grandpa and Grandma Campbell, Uncle Jack and Aunt Mary Jo, his treasured friend Rich Broyles and his sidekick and partner-in-crime, Chester Cheeto.
Those left to mourn him are his wife of 42 years, Genelle; sons, Ben (Wendy), Ryan (Kiley) and most cherished and loved granddaughter, Emery Ryan, who we will never let forget her "Pop Pop", brothers, Greg and Doug; his very much loved Aunt Jane and his Uncle Mike, nieces, nephews, cousins, two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Close friends left behind, Brad and Holly Darby, Jason and Val Schulz, Lonny and Ricki Achenbach and Mike Aliano, his Running Water family and last but not least, Jack the dog. Many other treasured friends, too many to mention - he loved you all.
I fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith. Timothy 4:7
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