The Mass of Christian Burial for Jesus “Jesse” Martin del Campo, Sr., 79, Lawrence, KS, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Martin del Campo died Friday, April 9, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 2, 1930 in Mexico City, Mexico the son of Jesus and Magdalena Sanchez Martin del Campo. He moved to Lawrence in 1960 from Mexico.
Mr. Martin del Campo and his family owned & operated the La Tropicana Restaurant in North Lawrence for the past 46 years. He was also the owner of Slow Ride Roadhouse in North Lawrence and was involved as an investor in several other Lawrence and North Lawrence businesses. He was a former construction worker for the laborers union. When he moved to Lawrence, his first job was in the Eldridge Hotel.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He married Severina Gauna on April 27, 1952 in Mexico City. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include four daughters, Maggie del Campo, Laura del Campo, both of Lawrence, Alma and husband, Enrique Franco, Ocean Side, California, Cathy del Campo, Lawrence; three sons, Jesse, Jr., Charlie del Campo, Victor, and wife, Rose del Campo, all of Lawrence; one sister, Maria Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico; nineteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.