Anson “Burt” Campbell

Private family memorial services for Anson B. “Burt” Campbell, 89, Lawrence, KS will be held at a later date.  He died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home.

He was born April 6, 1923 in Petrolia, KS, the son of John W. and Martha Stone Campbell. He had formerly lived in Kansas and Texas before moving back to Lawrence recently after the death of his wife in Texas.

Burt served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He served in Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge and was the recipient of the Purple Heart medal there.

He was a retired branch manager for the Martin Tractor Company in Chanute, KS and then later in Topeka, KS. He was involved in the manufacturing of electric generators.

He married Ruth French on May 3, 1942 in Chanute, KS.  She preceded him in death on March 3, 2013.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda (husband, John) Suder, of the home in Lawrence; six grandchildren, Joe Jerome, Judy Odom, Patrick Jerome, David Jerome, Diana Jerome, Mike Jerome,  two step grandchildren, Lee Beth Dever and Amy Blake, sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild

13 Condolences

  1. Diana Jerome on March 31, 2013 at 9:06 am

    R.I.P Grandpa. I Love You

  2. Leon Mendez on March 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Linda, and all your family members. Great memories of Chanute! Be safe. Leon.

  3. Tim and Sue Bauscher on March 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Dear Linda and family,
    We were so saddened to hear the news. Burt was a wonderful man and loved his family. I know that he will be missed by all of his Texas friends and certainly by us. God be with you and your family. With deepest sympathy. Tim and Sue

  4. A.C [JACK] Wheeler on March 31, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I will miss him!!!God be with you and your family.I WILL MISS THEM BOTH!!

  5. Bob and Jennie Draper on April 1, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Burt and ruth will be sadly miss our prayers go out to the family

  6. DARRELL LOBDELL on April 1, 2013 at 7:58 am



  7. robert switalski bev wylesky on April 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

    friend and neighbor at southern comfort RV park helped him at the woodshop learn a lot from him he will be missed.

    BOB & BEV

  8. Phyllis and Jim Hamby on April 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Linda, how sorry we were to hear about Burt leaving us all. We loved him and Ruth so very much. They were such a special couple and had a fairy tale love from the beginning. How blessed we were to have them in our lives and to have known their kindness. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Love, Phyllis and Jim

  9. Bill and Sharon Reynolds on April 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I’m so glad Bill and I got to see your Dad last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort that your parents are together again in a beautiful place.

  10. Harold & Joyce Baker on April 1, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Linda and family. May you be comforted after losing both your parents so close. Lean on the Lord and He will help you. Prayers for you and your family.

  11. Rev. Don Ramsey on April 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Linda And Family,
    Burt & Ruth will be missed. They were wonderful friends. Always upbeat and with a great since of humor. May our Lord bless you during these days and the joy of your dad and mom will bring great joy to you as you recall fond memory of being their daughter.

  12. Barry and Sheila Hewitt on April 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of Burt’s passing. He was sure a good friend to us for 16 years when we were in Texas. He’ll be missed by a good many folks in Southern Comfort.

  13. Jim and Amy Blake on May 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    We celebrate their lives and are joyous for the time we were able to spend with them both. God Bless them and receive them into his Kingdom.

Leave a Condolence