Michael (Mickey) Campbell, age 73, of Eau Claire, passed away at home on October 30, 2015. He was born in Eau Claire, the son of John (Jack) Campbell and Lois (Davis) Campbell. He married Carol Oatman on January 19, 1973 in Eau Claire.

Mick grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Memorial High School. He then served four years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, before returning and attaining a teaching degree in Industrial Arts from UW-Stout. Teaching in both Beloit and Eau Claire, Mick retired from the Eau Claire school district after 26 years.

One of Mickey’s passions was horses and he owned several during his life. Mickey was quite an outgoing person and had many friends throughout the years. He was caring and always willing to help anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed.

Mick is survived by: his wife Carol, his daughter Kathleen Campbell de Loyo, his son-in-law Omar Loyo Ramos, his granddaughters Ayla and Rowan; his in-laws Mary Campbell, Dave and Naomi Oatman, and Tom Oatman; several nieces and nephews; special friends Gene and Carla Amann. Dave and Bonnie Stanton, and Roger and Audrey Tweet.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Terry and Jim; sister Mary Kay Lommen and brother in-law Morris Lommen; his sister in law Jane Merwin and nephew Philip Merwin.

There will be a celebration of life for Mickey at Smith’s Country Inn on Highway 37 on Saturday, November 7, from 1 pm to 4pm. Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Family and friends may leave condolences online at www.smithfuneraec.com.


  1. Carol…I just read that Mickey stepped off of this earth into the arms of the Lord. I am so sorry. I pray that God will give you His peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. My heart breaks for you.

  2. Our sympathy to Carol and family. Mick was a great friend through grade school and through life we will miss our visits on our trips to Eau Claire.

  3. Carol,so sorry for your lose. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Take Care and GOD
    help you through these troubled times.

  4. Carol, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I just hope that you can take comfort in knowing that people are think, caring & praying for you. You are a great person & have a lot of friends that love you. My deepest Sympathy.

  5. Carol, I am so sorry for your loss of your husband , we were friends for a long time ,he will be missed my deepest Sympathy . I hope you take care of you self ,because people are praying for you and your family

  6. oh carol I am sooo terribly saddened by this news- your family has my deepest sympathy- mick was truly one of the nicest people I have ever known- I will cherish our friendship forever- so glad I got to see him every once in a while- sure wish you guys would have been home when Sally and I stopped in- you have been dealt a tremendous loss but what great memories you shared with a truly great man- in deepest sympathy-

  7. I knew Mick since we were little children. Jack and Lois and my parents were the best of friends so us kids all knew each other. All of my memories of Mick are of such a gentle, respectful person. We also graduated together. You were lucky to have such a nice husband. My heart goes out to you for the near future but eventually you will just remember all of the good times you have had together. God bless you and your family.

  8. Dear Carol and Kathleen,
    So sorry to hear of Mickey’s passing. I am so very sorry. You will be in my prayers tonight. Please know that you and Mickey have always had a special place in my heart.
    Gail Skamfer

  9. Deepest sympathy and condolences Carol, Kathleen, family and friends .. Mick was an exceptional person and a true friend.
    My thoughts and prayers are always with you.
    Big Bear Lake, CA (mountains southern CA) is my present location. Nov. 7th I will think of your gathering.
    May God be with you.
    Michael “Mike” Kohnen

  10. Mick was part of our family for many many years and we will miss him so very very much.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you Carol, Kathy and Family.

  11. So sad to read this today, Mr. Campbell was my 8th grade industrial arts teacher. Always firm and fair yet gentle and encouraging. For a kid who always measured once and cut 5 times this was frustrating for him – but he took the time to make sure I understood and that’s always what stuck with me – not to mention on Fridays he let me sit by the girls!

    Throughout the years I have ran into Mr. Campbell at various places and times, always reaching out to him to say hi – knowing that after thousands of kids he possibly couldn’t recognize me only to be met with a “How’s Tim?”.

    My thoughts are with you and your family in the days ahead!

  12. Kathy:
    I pray that in this difficult time, God gives you the strength and courage to bear the loss of your father. My heart is breaking you but as you say goodbye to your father remember that his spirit lives on in everyone he left behind. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  13. We send our sincere condolences on the passing of Michael. We are praying God will send you comfort and peace in this difficult time.

  14. Carol, I remember him when he was one of the industrial arts teachers at Delong. He truly cared about everyone and he was fare with everyone.

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