Obit: Campbell, Connie S. (1943 - 2019)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Campbell,, Patterson, Carteron
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/20/2019
Campbell, Connie S. (20 June 1943 – 22 January 2019)
Connie Campbell passed away at her residence in Lake Geneva, Jan. 22, 2019, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Connie was born June 20, 1943, to Doris and Norman Patterson of Chicago, IL Connie spent her young life in Chicago, where she was raised, went to school and later worked for Fannie Mae Candy.
She married Donald Campbell in 1964. They lived in Chicago for several years, where they started a family in 1966 and had their first daughter, Laurie. They later moved to Neillsville, having a second daughter, Gail. They divorced in 2003, and she moved to Lake Geneva.
Connie had a passion for antiques, collectibles and resale. They would refinish furniture and made frequent trips to Colorado to auction houses. Connie eventually opened her first resale shop next to the O’Neill Creek in an old carpenter shop next to Campbell’s Auto Repair. Connie later opened C.C. Resale along 7th Street in the old Wasserburger store.
For a short time, she worked for Kickapoo, now known as Kwik Trip.
Connie had what she would call a “gift of gab.” She started a job at Sunburst Youth Homes, working with troubled teenage girls, talking with them and trying to help them with their problems. Connie worked there for many years, even as Sunburst closed its door and became Homme Home. She and Don also became foster parents for Teipner Treatment Homes, fostering troubled teens out of their home. Connie continued to work for Homme Home in Lake Geneva.
She enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions on weekends and staying in her pajamas and getting lost in reading a book for the day. She drank warm diet Coke from a can, ate cheerios after they sat in the refrigerator for an hour, and believed pancakes were for any meal of the day. She had an infectious laugh and touched the lives of so many; she was so loved and will be missed forever by her family.
She is survived by her former husband, Donald Campbell; children Laurie Carteron and Gail Campbell; grandchildren Jackie Carteron and John Carteron; great-grandchildren Alanna Carteron and Gabe Carteron, all of Neillsville.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris.
Services will be held at a later date. Steinke-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lake Geneva assisted the family.
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