Dennis Campbell - Departed on Jan 19, 2018 - Green Bay, WI
Dennis Campbell - Departed on Jan 19, 2018 - Green Bay, WI

Dennis Campbell

Born in Goodman, WI on Apr 01, 1934

Died on Jan 19, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, WI

With his heart filled with love and joy, Dennis L. Campbell, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2018, just a few weeks after fulfilling his goal of attending his granddaughter‘s wedding and sharing his final dance with his “Little Sweetie”.  

Dennis was born April 1, 1934, to the late Clara (Bauer) and Leonard Campbell, in their home in Goodman.  In 1940, he and his family moved to Green Bay, where he completed his education through high school.  During his school age years, Denny played football, and ran the 440 yard race on the track team.

After high school, he worked on the loading dock at Cobb Bakery.  He loved playing baseball and softball (center field and second base).  Denny joined the Navy and had many stories to share about his time on the base in Pensacola, Florida.  When he returned to Green Bay, he worked at a local paper mill, at which time, he met his wife, Virginia "Ginger" Kralovec.  They were married November 7, 1959, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 

Dennis and Virginia moved to Waukesha for six years, where he worked at the Wales School for Boys, a Correctional Institution.  They had two sons Gregory and David, before moving back to Green Bay.  Denny joined the Green Bay Police Department, also providing security for the Green Bay Packers, and working part time for Schneider Moving and Storage. Denny’s final job, before retirement, was the Manager of Safety and Operations for the Green Bay Public Schools. He loved these last couple jobs the most, and made many great friends along the way.

Family and friends were very important to him.  He treasured time with his sons and their families.  His granddaughter, Rachel always brought a smile to his face.  Denny loved a good time, and often was the “life of the party”.  Denny added to his circle of friends wherever he went, and if you had an ear to listen, he had a story or two to tell. Denny hardly missed watching a Packer football game, or Badger football or basketball game.  He had a passion for fishing and hunting, spending time on the Bay, at the Campbell Cottage in Goodman, as well as taking trips to Canada, Alaska and Montana.  After his retirement, he and Ginger enjoyed trips to Tahiti, Belize, Venezuela, and several places in Mexico, Isla Mujeres being their favorite Mexican destination.

Denny is survived by his sons Gregg (Erin) Campbell, and David (Susan) Campbell; grandchildren Jake (Shannon) Campbell and Rachel (Andy) Edmunds; great grandchildren; brother Richard (Gail) Campbell; sisters Diane Nejedlo and Susan (Ray) Blaser; brother-in-law Roger (Judy) Kralovec, and sisters-in-law Charlotte Finnegan and Kay Kralovec; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, and even several “third sons”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and Leonard; his wife Virginia Campbell; his brothers Robert and Loren Campbell; brothers-in-law Earl, Donald and Tom Kralovec, Patrick Finnegan, and Larry Nejedlo; and sister-in-law Marie Kralovec; nephews David Frazier and David Heim; and niece Martha Kralovec. 

Visitation will be Friday, February 2, 4-8 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St.  Friends may also call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  A memorial fund has been established. 

Denny and his family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Fuchs and his staff, Bellin Cardiology, and Unity Hospice.  We especially thank the awesome and caring staff at Renaissance Assisted Living, which was Denny’s home since last March.  From the Caregivers, Housekeepers and Activity Coordinator, to the Chef, Kitchen Staff, and Management, so many of you became special friends to him, and the care each of your provided was exceptional.  Finally, we would like to thank Denny’s great friends Bob, Jack, Glen, Danny, Robb, Bummer and Jim, and many more, as well as many great neighbors through the years.

Visitation: Friday Feb 2, 2018, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Memorial Mass: Saturday Feb 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church

Visitation: Saturday Feb 3, 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Jeane Smits

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