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.