Leo F. Campbell

Leo F. Campbell, age 97, of Hilbert, died on November 9, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born October 4, 1926, son of the late Walter and Isabelle Campbell. He graduated from Hilbert High School and was drafted into the army for World War II. On October 10, 1950, he married Angela Van Lankvelt at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. 

Leo grew up and worked on the family farm, taking over as the third generation of Campbell to operate it. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert, the Catholic Foresters, and American Legion. He loved fishing in his free time and enjoyed polka music so much that he traveled around to catch shows and attend festivals. 

Leo is survived by his children: Patrick (Debbie) Campbell, Jerry Campbell, and Mary Mann; one grandchild: Mitchell Mann; and a sister-in-law: Janet Van Lankvelt.

Leo was preceded in death by his wife, Angela; his parents: Walter and Isabelle; grandchildren: Cory Campbell and Sarah Hemauer; siblings: Arthur (Alvina) Campbell and Marie (Bernard) Fassbender; Angela’s parents: Hattie and John Van Lankvelt; and in-laws: Hank (Vern) Van Lankvelt, Frances (Pete) Van Nuland, Pete (Lorraine) Van Lankvelt, Margaret “Mugs” (Rainer) Depies, Bernie Van Lankvelt, Dorothy (Casey) Lamers, and Phil (Shirley) Van Lankvelt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, November 17, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church (108 S. 6th St.) in Hilbert. Friends may call from 11:00 am until 1:15 pm at the church on the day of service. A committal service will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert immediately after funeral mass. At the time of the service and following, there will be a link available for those wishing to watch a live stream or archived recording of the service, watch a memorial video, or see pictures of the flowers and gifts given to the family on their website page provided through wietingfuneralhome.com

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Willowdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of New Holstein, and the care teams at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital emergency department, intensive care unit, and hospice care.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of Leo Campbell. Memorials can be sent to Wieting Family Funeral Home c/o Leo Campbell 411 W. Main St. Chilton, WI 53014