Roger Lee Campbell, 71
Roger Lee Campbell, 71, on Friday, Oct. 24, passed away at Sunrise of Minnetonka Care Facility surrounded by family.
He recently moved to Minnesota seeking a new medical treatment option at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
Roger was born in Plainwell, the son of John and Grace Campbell. He was a licensed pharmacist in Michigan and Indiana for 45 years, retiring at age 66.
In 1959, at the age of 16, Roger graduated from Allegan High School having skipped two grades and proceeded onto Ferris State College where he received his pharmacology degree.
Roger's passion for medicine was evidenced from a very young age as he held a pharmacy assistant position at Robeson's Drug Store from the age of 12 through his college graduation. Upon graduating, Roger worked for Osco Drug in Kokomo Ind., led Union Pharmacy in Saginaw, and spent the remainder of his career as pharmacy store manager for Meijer.
Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Roger took special pride in his 16 years of service to the Allegan County Fair as an assistant for the harness horse racing program. Roger was also an avid fisherman as a member of Trout Unlimited and an advocate of the arts as a sponsor of the Temple and Pit & Balcony theaters.
Roger will be remembered by all the lives he touched for his generosity, diligence and commitment to family. Roger is survived by his two children, Joelle and her husband Steve Van Alstine of Chicago, Ill. and Jeffrey Campbell and his wife Rebecca of Park City, Utah; five grandchildren, Jessica, Luke, Joshua, Ethan Van Alstine and Isabella Campbell; four siblings, Jerry Campbell and his wife Lisa of Jackson, Beth Campbell of St. Bonifacius, Minn., Don Campbell and his wife Cynthia of Norton Shores, and Ross Campbell and his wife Lauren of Charlotte, N.C.; in addition to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Friends will meet with the family on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com. Funeral services will be at Allegan United Methodist Church on Friday Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery and a luncheon at the church.
Memorials may be made to The Allegan County Fair.