Jesus Martin del Campo, Sr.

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. 

6 Condolences

  1. Tony R Rockhold on April 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sorrow for Jessie’s family for his friends from the Rockhold,Rousselo Family and all of us that enjoyed is company and family resturant.

  2. Ron & Charlene Schlotzhauer on April 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    To all of the Del Campo Family our Deepest Sympaththy to each of you for your profound loss! Mr. Del Campo was so special to so many people in so many different ways. I loved Maggie talking about Mr. Del Campo wearing a suit when The Eldridge group picture was taken…What class, what a gentleman! He may have been lowest on the pay scale but he was tops when you look at the picture! We could all learn from that! He was always dignified, Loved all of you so very much, but it was time for him to go to heaven. Your hearts are broken…we are all so sad… but love connects you with the angels, take comfort in the arms of our Heavenly Father!
    Your family is in our prayers, Ron & Charlene Schlotzhauer

  3. MIKE,ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY on April 11, 2010 at 12:00 am

    To the Del Campo Family, our thoughts and prayers and are with you at this sad time…Mike

  4. Peter Avila on April 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Senora Del Campo and family,
    my most sincere condolances; please know you’re all in my thoughts. The last time I saw
    el Senor Del Campo we joked about his coming out of the basement so quietly! We shared a swell laugh. Again, my sincere condolances. Peter Avila

  5. James & Georgina Jackson on April 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Para toda Nuestra Querida Familia del Campo nuestro mas profundo pesame. Dios sabe que nos habria gustado poder estar ahi fisicamente con ustedes en este dia, aunque en definitiva lo estamos en corazon y espiritu. Le pedimos mucho a Dios que tome en sus manos el alma de mi Querido Tio Chucho y que consuele el gran corazon de mi Tia Chelina, asi como el que aligere el dolor de su perdida en todos y cada uno de sus hijos (Maggie, Laura, Alma, Cathy, Jesse, Charlie & Victor). Con mucho carino, enviamos desde Texas un muy fuerte abrazo a cada uno.

  6. Ma Elena MArtin del Campo on January 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Juan & Ma Elena MArtin del Campo

    My dear brother, rest in peace , loved his sister Maria Elena Martin del Campo and his brother Juan Rodriguez, Mexico City .

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