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Steve Campbell, 70, of Columbia City went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Ernest Stephan Campbell and Dorothy (Kring) Mosel. He attended South Side High School and received his associate degree from Ivy Tech.
On Aug. 25, 1962, Steve married Sydney Schinbeckler. He lived in Fort Wayne before building the familyâ€™s home in Columbia City in 1986.
Steve retired as a Computer-Aided Designer with the Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne. He attended worship at A New and Living Way Ministries in Garrett and was active in his home Bible group.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sydney Campbell; children, Stephanie (Jessie) Jenkins of Roanoke, Christopher Sean Campbell of Seattle, Wash.; and Aaron Campbell of Fort Wayne; sister, Linda (Barry) Lloyd of Cross View, Tenn.; brother, Michael (Sandy) Campbell of Manistee, Mich.; grandchildren, Jessica (Steve) Davis of Australia, Justin (Jessica) Jenkins of Indianapolis, Jordan and Jacob Jenkins both of Roanoke; and a great-granddaughter on the way. He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
Steveâ€™s greatest delight was to spend time with his family at the Michigan cabin as well as summers, walking the Lake Michigan shore, fall, enjoying the vibrant colors, and the New Yearâ€™s holiday in the snow.
He enjoyed several summers boating on Lake Erie. His favorite trips included Hawaii, Alaska, Yellowstone, and The Grand Canyon.
Since retiring he spent summers with family on Lake Wawasee. His main focus in life was to study himself approved unto God, a workman that has nothing to be ashamed of, rightly dividing the Word of Truth, (Tim 11-2:15).
Visitation will be held Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will follow. Rev. Curt Johnson officiating.
Memorial gifts may be given in Steveâ€™s memory to the local Interfaith Mission, Inc. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.