This Week's View

by Deanna Lee Birkholm
May 2nd, 2005

Farewell, 'till we meet again

Here's a peek at some of Al Campbell's favorite things. His workspace below.

Some of his trophies.

The photo below was sent, framed, as a gift to JC and I, by Al. These are the photos he took and was proudest of.

Some of our favorites from Al, and some of him too.

Al was the 'brother' neither of us had. He was as close as any blood family. We miss him, but he will always be with us - and we will continue to send his legacy out across the world.

RAPID CITY - Allan W. Campbell, 51, Rapid City, South Dakota, went home to flyfish with his Lord, Thursday, April 28, 2005. He died at home after a courageous fight against terminal brain cancer. Al retired from the United States Air Force in 1994. In February of 1994, he started his "perfect" job at Scheel's. As a specialty shop manager for fly fishing, optics and assisting in guns, he got to talk his "2nd?" love all day long. Al achieved Scheel's "Corporate Level of Excellence" in 1999 for his management of Optics and Flyfishing. He really missed his "Scheel's" family and appreciated all of the home visits. Survivors include his wife, Patty, Rapid City, his parents DuWain and Joan Campbell, Great Falls, Montana, a son, Bret Burgher, and his wife, Deb, Rapid City, a daughter, Jennifer Eli, and her husband Jason, Butte, Montana, three brothers, Joe Campbell and his wife Merrilee, Jim Campbell and his wife Leanna, and Terry Campbell and his wife Carolyn, all of Great Falls, Montana, five grandchildren: Nathan, Cody, Marc, Brigid and Dominick and his special companions: Buford and Sammy. Visitation will be 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Destiny Foursquare Church, 618 E. Elk in Rapid City, Pastor Brent Parker officiating. (courtesy of the Rapid City Journal.)

Al's final resting place, the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 Honor Guard.

'Til we meet again. ~ DLB

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