SCPO Richard “Dick” Edward Campbell, USN, HMCS Retired passed away peacefully Thursday, November 10th, 2022, with his loving wife Victoria “Vickie” at his side. Richard was born July 3, 1941, the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Campbell.
Many of his favorite memories and stories he passed on were of his time in the United States Navy, where he served honorably for 20 years. He graduated from West High School, Auburn, NY with the class of 1960. He married Victoria White on September 12, 1964. They raised three sons and were married 58 years until Richards passing.
After graduation from high school, Richard joined the US Navy determined to go to sea and travel the world. He trained and became a hospital corpsman, serving around the world including in the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War. He eventually rose to rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and ultimately gave back to his beloved Navy by teaching at Hospital Corps School - Great Lakes. While in the Navy Richard met his wife Vickie (also a corpsman). The Navy provided Richard with many adventures and a passion for playing cards, especially cribbage, euchre, and bridge.
After retiring from the Navy, Richard held many jobs including working as a people manager for Brunswick Recreation Centers (Lakehurst, Ill and Janes Lanes, Marshfield, WI), The American Legion Post 54, Marshfield, WI and Marshfield Bus Company, Marshfield, WI. During his life, he and Vickie spent 30 years in Marshfield, WI, where they loved taking road trips to visit family and were often pulling a popup camper with them to campsites across our great nation with their sons creating unforgettable memories water skiing, playing cards, enjoying campfires and fishing.
After fully retiring, Richard enjoyed watching sports, traveling to visit his family, grilling, and watching his grandchildren play sports. He truly enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, playing cards and visiting around a fire, having a good drink, reminiscing about life and adventures.
Richard was a humble and humorous man, deeply proud of his country and his military service. His family and friends will remember Richard as a man of honor, duty, and integrity who truly enjoyed the simple times. He will be truly missed by many.
Richard is survived by his wife, Victoria (White); sister: Beatrice (Rizza); children: Scott, Timothy, Gregory, and his wife Jessica (Merwin); grandchildren: Jacob and Sarah. He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Elizabeth (Willis); Brother: Howard.
Family and friends may visit Hope Lutheran Church, De Pere, on Monday, December 5, 2022, from 1 p.m. until the hour of memorial service at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Matt Baye officiating.
A Military Funeral Honors and Committal Service is planned for July 2023 at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, Vickie and family ask that donations be made to Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation (
) or any veterans charity.
Special thanks to Unity Hospice nurses and staff for their compassionate care.