Ronald L. Campbell

June 13, 2014

CampbellR2Ronald L. Campbell, age 87 of Batesville, died Tuesday, June 11, 2014 at Decatur County Hospital in Greensburg. Born January 13, 1927 in Hamilton, Ohio, he is the son of Josephine (Nee: Finke) and Lee Campbell. He married Kathleen Hall September 10, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio and she preceded him in death on April 23, 2013. Ron served in Army during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and after the service would spend the next 35 years as an electrical engineer for Cincinnati Gas & Electric before retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Hugh Watson American Legion Post #530 in Greenhills, Ohio as well as a past commander.

Ron and Kathleen were fortunate to be able to travel quite a bit and see most of the United States. With a love for photography and a keen interest in nature and the outdoors, Coos Bay in Oregon was a favorite destination. Having a passion for sailing, they spent 25 years wintering in Florida, living on the boat while there. An avid reader, Ron would read just about anything he could get his hands on, according to his family, but especially liked mysteries, spy thrillers and anything historical. They also indicated he was a straight forward individual with an extremely dry sense of humor and an incredible memory. His ability to recall events, places or routes taken was uncanny.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws Lynda and Robert Keene of Luray, Virginia, Rhonda and Dale Back of Sunman, Jennifer and Daniel Dickey of Batesville; sons and daughter-in-laws Dennis and Terri Campbell of Beaver, Oregon, Bruce and Sumin Campbell of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; grandchildren Thomas, Jonathon, Zachary, Justin, Damon, Nathan, Jason, Emma, Jamie and great grandchildren Devin, Jared, Nicky, Ali Noah, Nolan, Nash, Braidyn, Landon and Mason. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Laitala, sister Adele Coble and brothers James and Jack Campbell.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 16th, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Calling will end with a brief prayer service at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating followed by military honors conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. Memorials may be made to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund. For those unable to attend, donations may be made online at

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