Gregory Campbell, 1951-2017

Gregory Robert Campbell, 65, of LaPorte, formerly of Walkerton, IN, died peacefully at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, in his home.

He was born Sept. 22, 1951, in LaPorte to Robert and Twilo (Brantley) Campbell.

Greg was a 1969 John Glenn High School graduate. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Entomology from Purdue University, graduating in 1973. Greg was a member of Pi Chi Omega, Union Mills Lions Club, and past President of Union Mills Conservation Club. Greg was a lifetime member and twice president of Indiana Pest Management Association, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was past Chairman of Purdue Pest Management Conference for 15-plus years, and was involved in the Indiana Pesticide Review Board for 10 years. Greg owned and operated Hatfield Pest Control for 35 years, a small family business established in 1944. He enjoyed motor sports, fishing, riding his motorcycle, listening to the Blues, talking about bugs, and his favorite sports team, Da Bears. Greg especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and children.

Surviving are his mother, Twilo Campbell of Walkerton; three children, Josh (Alisha) Campbell of Union Mills, Carrie Campbell of LaPorte and Cale Brown of Union Mills, IN; three sisters, Sue (Kenneth) Klinedinst of North Liberty, IN, Cindy Gillies of Free Union, VA, and Bobbi Jo Campbell of Walkerton; brother, Douglas (Susan Atwell) Campbell of LaPorte; three grandchildren, Xaidyn Campbell and A.J. and Owen Brown; beloved dog, Loki; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his father, Robert Campbell, and wife, Diana Wurster.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Union Mills Conservation Club, 100 Mill Pond Rd., Union Mills, with Annette Freese officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the conservation club. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Mills Conservation Club, 100 Mill Pond Rd., Union Mills, Indiana 46382, in memory of Gregory Robert Campbell.

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4 Responses to “Gregory Campbell, 1951-2017”

  1. Larry and Laura Mazur

    May 19. 2017

    Just read the loss of Glen and was so saddened by the news.
    Glen was a long time friend and special person we will never forget in our memories and prayers.
    To Josh, Carrie and Cale our condolences and continued prayers for your loss.
    He is with God in heaven.

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  2. Patty Bryant

    May 19. 2017

    I am so sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed meeting with him when I worked for the Herald Argus.

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  3. Marge Unger

    May 21. 2017

    Rest in peace, my friend. You went through a lot in those final years and you are now whole again and with those you love. When my time comes, I hope you will greet me with open arms, show me around heaven and I hope there’s a swimming pool there, as that’s where we met….. good memories.

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  4. Donna & Howie Hunsley

    May 24. 2017

    Josh and Carrie,

    Our heartfelt sympathy to both of you and your family. Your Dad was a kind man with a good sense of humor. He was an expert in his field and always had time for a question. RIP, Greg, my old neighbor.

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