Louis Campbell, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. He was 77 years old.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2021
Louis J. Campbell, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park, MN. He was 77 years old.
Louie was born on March 5, 1943, and was the youngest of eleven children. Growing up in Mora, he worked on the family farm and attended Mora High school where he played football and basketball. In search of finding better opportunities, he headed to the Twin Cities where he found his true love, Judy Wresh. Louie and Judy were married on June 23, 1962 at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Brighton, Minnesota. To this union four children were born; Tony, Tracy, Louie, and Scott. They settled in Shoreview, Minnesota for most of their years.
From 1967 to 1997, Louie found an employer that he was proud to work for; The Ford Motor Company at Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. He was also a proud member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 879. After Ford, Louie moved back to his hometown of Mora to enjoy his retirement with Judy. Louie was not one to just sit around, and quickly found a part time job as a shuttle bus driver at the Hinckley Casino. For 10 years Louie enjoyed driving patrons around, visiting with them and sharing his love of classic country music until health concerns became an issue. People would often request that Louie be their driver, even if their hotel was not on his route. Everyone loved being around Louie with his friendly, happy personality.
Louie loved watching the Twins and Vikings. He was also a fierce competitor in the sports he played throughout the years. He enjoyed playing softball in his early years, and enjoyed bowling, billiards, and horseshoes throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Louie found an addiction when he turned 70, the game of golf. Anytime he could play or practice he was out there hitting that little white ball. Louie also had another hobby, classic country music. He enjoyed watching The Grand Ole Opry on DVD and traveling to Branson, Missouri with his wife and daughter to attend the shows.
Louie always loved having a good time with friends and family. He enjoyed joking around and making sure that everyone had a great time and had a smile on their face.
Louie will be missed by many. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Preceded in death his parents David and Margaret and all of his siblings.
Survived by his wife Judy; children, Tony (Leah), Tracy (Lonny), Louie (Marivic), and Scott (Katie); eleven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.