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Virginia Mae (Maki) Campbell

September 29, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

ONTONAGON - Virginia Mae Campbell, 74, of Ontonagon and Covington, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 26, 2012. She suffered a stroke and passed away at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.

Virginia was born April 30, 1938, in Watton to Eino Maki and Pauline (Rantamaki) Maki. She attended Covington Township Schools and graduated from L'Anse High School.

While employed as a civilian at Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, Va., met and then married William James Campbell. They lived in Illinois and later moved back to Covington.

Virginia was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8945 where she enjoyed volunteering to make pasties.

Virginia spent time employed at Covington Rest Home attending to the needs of the elderly. She enjoyed listening to her radio and watching old movies. She was selfless and very accepting of everybody she met. If she had one dollar in her wallet, she gave it away to someone she thought needed it more than she. Virginia loved socializing and laughing with her friends and family. Above all, she was a very proud mother and grandmother. She loved showing off pictures of her family and telling stories of their lives and successes.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Eino and Pauline; her husband, William J. Campbell; her brothers, Kenneth and James Maki; amd a nephew, Joseph "Joey" Maki.

She is survived by a brother, Fred Maki of Watton; a daughter, Tamara (Campbell) Howard of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; sons, Terry Campbell of Leesburg, Va., and William Campbell of Ontonagon; 13 grandchildren: Michael, Casey and Tyler Gill, Phillip, Rachel and Rebecca Howard, William, Jessica, Cody, Lindsay, Hayden, Shelby and Courtney Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Tyrese and Caleb Partin; niece Tracy (Maki) Taylor; and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Campbell will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, from Trinity Lutheran Church in Covington with Pastor Mark Reinsch officiating. The family will greet friends at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Virginia will be laid to rest, following the service, in Covington Cemetery. A luncheon at the church will follow.

Mrs. Campbell's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The family has entrusted the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse with arrangements.



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