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Melba Jane Campbell

May 18, 1921 — May 7, 2014

Melba Jane Campbell, age 92, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at her home in Neillsville, WI.Melba Jane Boness was born on May 18, 1921 in Neillsville, WI to Robert & Mary (Gorman) Boness. She attended Neillsville Schools and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1940. Melba was united in marriage to Gordon Campbell on Oct 5, 1940. While raising 5 children she did waitress work and also worked at Dan's Dry Cleaning for many years. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter. She collected Elvis memorabilia, penguins and eagles.She is survived by 4 children; Donald (Shirley Anderson) Campbell of Neillsville, Diane (Dale) Northup, Judy (Mike) Blackwood both of Marshfield and Pat (Ted) Carter of Colonial Heights, VA, grandchildren; Laurie Carteron, Gail Campbell, David (Karen) Northup, Duane (Tracey O'Connell) Northup all of Neillsville, Lesley Brown, Dawn (Terry) Plath, Denise (Wes) Holford, Darren (Sarah) Northup all of Marshfield, Lisa (Jay) Olson of Chili, Scott (Leann) Carter, Jason (Lynn) Carter, Becci (Bryan) DeLorme all of Colonial Heights, VA, Dustin (Julie) Northup and Mike Campbell both of Cypress, TX and Aaron (Jenny) Northup of Queidersbach, Germany. Melba is further survived by 29 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter and extended family members, Mary Ellen Campbell and Erika Kurasz and special friends, Pam LeBlanc, Marla Okerglicki and caregiver, Jennifer Heilala.Melba was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, Richard "Shot" Campbell on Aug. 17, 2010.Funeral services for Melba will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Providing music will be Sharon Bjerke, organist. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday before the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Neillsville City Cemetery.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Melba's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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