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Obituaries

December 18, 2013

Neil Campbell

OTTUMWA — Neil Campbell, 87, of 307 29th St. in Fairfield and formerly of Ottumwa, died December 18, 2013, at the Comfort House in Pella.

He was born in 1926 in Mt. Lake, Minnesota, to Lloyd and Alice Heaton Campbell. He married Betty Hepker on October 18, 1952. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1992. He married Evelyn Hummell on March 1, 1994.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in the Korean War. Neil farmed for over 50 years in the Ottumwa area.

He was a member of North Court Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; three daughters, Dianne Toycen of Jacksonville, Fla., Linda Versteegh of McKinney, Texas, and Nancy (Ken) Kirkland of Garland, Texas; a stepdaughter, Aleta Harris of Ottumwa; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and a brother, Reid Campbell of Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Lynn Campbell.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at North Court Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Hemmings officiating. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to Comfort Home Hospice, 505 Union St. Pella, Iowa 50219.

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