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Rick Campbell

September 4, 1967 — February 14, 2022

Richard "Rick" Campbell, 54, passed away in the care of loved ones on February 14th, 2022 at 2:00PM at Mercy One Medical Center. Rick was born on September 4th, 1967 in St. Louis, MO to parents Cheryl Campbell and James Campbell Sr. Rick was a Sioux City, IA native, growing up there and attending West High School before residing in Alcester, SD. Rick was employed in various construction companies throughout the years, but most recently worked for Van Zees Enterprises as a ready-mix driver and Knife River as a gravel hauler. 

Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sara and Bill Campbell; his sister, Deborah Campbell; and his nephew, Christopher Snedeker. He is survived by his siblings, Jamie Vander Schaaf; James Campbell Jr. and his wife April Campbell; and Sara Snedeker and her husband Michael Snedeker, his nephews, Steven Vander Schaaf and his partner Stephanie Zemanek; Andrew Vander Schaaf and his wife Heather Vander Schaaf; and Jonathan Campbell, his nieces, Angela Lundstrom and her husband Kelly Lundstrom; Katherine Vanderman and her husband Rob Heilman; Marissa Snedeker; and Megan Snedeker, and his great nieces and nephews, Skylar Lundstrom; Lukas James Vander Schaaf, Emberlynn Grace Vander Schaaf, and Lylah Paisley-Mae Vander Schaaf; Corbin Vander Schaaf; and Jaxon Heilman. He was the proud dad to two cats, Teeny and Porkchop. 

When he wasn't fishing or watching Godzilla movies, Rick was with his family. Family meant the most to him, whether it was sitting around a meal or just spending quality time. One of his favorite ways to spend his time was picking on his nieces and nephews, earning the nickname of "Picky Ricky". He wasn't picky about food, loving a good meal and the memories they form, but he'd make sure you knew how much he hated goulash (and that it is definitely not like spaghetti). Rick spent his life working hard and loving fiercely, and he has left behind a legacy of laughter to those who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, February 20th at 2:00 PM in the home of Brett VanNoort at 200 Main Street, Akron IA. Please come share your memories and stories of Rick. The one thing he wanted was to be with family and friends, and the best way we can honor him is getting together to share in his memory; anyone who knew him knows he wasn't a quiet man, so please come ready to talk and laugh.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to help the family with funeral expenses. Checks can be made to Michael or Sara Snedeker.  

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