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1949 Jan 2024

Jan Michael Campbell

March 13, 1949 — March 8, 2024

Moline

Jan Michael “Mike” Campbell, 74, a proud Army veteran of the Vietnam War, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2024, in his home surrounded by his family after a brave battle with cancer due to Agent Orange exposure.

Funeral services honoring the life of Jan Michael Campbell will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

Mike was the son of Harold Campbell and Betty Patterson. He was born March 13th, 1949, in Danville, Illinois. Mike was raised on a farm in Southern Illinois and attended Rock Island High School, Black Hawk College, and Scott Community College. He was a long-time employee of IH Farmall and the Rock Island Arsenal.

At the age of 18, Mike enlisted in the Army. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Spec 4 of the Fourth Infantry Division. Mike served during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970. He was injured during his service and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Natural Defense, Vietnam Service medal, and multiple marksman awards.

Mike will be remembered by his friends and family as a lifelong Cardinal fan, attending many games and watching even more. He was an excellent bowler who competed in many tournaments and loved his bowling family. Mike was a proud father and grandfather, even coaching his son and grandkids in sports. He told the best stories and bragged about his grandkids every chance he had. But Mike will be remembered most for his personality and heart. Mike was the best friend anyone could hope for. He was funny, generous, stubborn, and will be endlessly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lou Campbell; son Jan Michael Campbell Jr. and wife Jenna Campbell, his daughter Michelle Campbell, four grandchildren Jack Campbell, Anthony Campbell, William Campbell, and Sarah Campbell; siblings Wayne Campbell, Sue Bollaert, Steve Nolan, and Donna Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Campbell and Betty Patterson; Uncle Don Robertson; brothers Russell Nolan and David Campbell.

Memories may be shared online by visiting esterdahl.com.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm

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6601 38th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

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