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John W. Campbell

John W. Campbell, 86 of La Vista, NE formerly of Glenwood, IA entered into rest on October 27, 2016 in Omaha, NE. He was born on October 14, 1930 in Crown Point, IN to John Elles & Marion Clara (Peterson) Campbell.

Following high school, John began his military career in the Air Force and attained the rank of Chief Msgt USAF (Ret). John worked for numerous military contractors domestically and abroad. He was the recipient of a bronze star and retired at Offutt Air Force Base on August 14, 1974.

Carol, John and James were born to the union of John’s previous marriage. He was later united in marriage to Shirley L. (Fireoved) Bruce on September 24, 1982 in Glenwood, IA at the First Christian Church where they were both members. John enjoyed bowling, spending time on the computer and researching genealogy. In his spare time, he listened to older country music and watched military television shows.

Preceding John in passing were his parents and brother, Raymond Campbell. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Campbell of La Vista, NE; children, Carol (Royce) Tyre of Eagen, MN; John (Sharon) Campbell of El Segundo, CA; James (Jacquelyn) Campbell of Papillion, NE; step-children, Bonnie (Mark) York of Omaha, NE; Mike (Brenda) Bruce of Omaha, NE; Heather Bruce of La Vista, NE; 7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joan Campbell; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Interment and Military Rites will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Josie Harper Hospice House or charity of your choice.

Visitation:Tuesday, November 1, 2016
10:00 AM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

Service:Tuesday, November 1, 2016
11:00 AM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

4 Condolences

  • Joy Bradash Posted October 29, 2016 12:00 am

    I was sadden to hear of Uncle Johns passing. He had been ill for a long time, and is not at peace. Because of work I will not be able to attend the service, but you all will be in my thoughts.

  • Joan and Kay Campbell Posted October 30, 2016 12:00 am

    We are so sorry about his passing and wish we could be there, but health wise we can’t be there. You are in your thought and prayers.

  • Scott Gatewood Posted November 1, 2016 12:00 am


    Our hearts are grieving for you. And for your family. Our hope is that, in time, the feelings of pain and loss in these days will, in a short time, begin to feel only temporary. And soon you will know that you will be with your father again – in heaven – he waits for you. Sorrow is only temporary. Love is never lost. It waits for you and yours, in more glory and warmth than we can be felt in this life. Believe.

    We are here for you always Jim.

    Your friends –

    Scott and Kelly Gatewood

  • Diane Enger Posted November 2, 2016 12:00 am

    As I think of John, I think of the word friend, which is what he was to my parents for many years and in multiple countries. In Glenwood he offered help in projects and with the computer and welcomed me when I would tag along on Pizza Hut visits. He made his mark on our lives and we will miss him until each one of us joins him in the life eternal. We are thinking of his family and friends at this time.

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