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Don C. Campbell 90, died October 20, 2021, in Greenfield, Indiana. Don truly appreciated the kindness and friendship of the Cross of Grace Lutheran Church congregation, his neighbors, and friends.
Don was born July 20, 1931 in Galesburg, Illinois. He was married to Charlotte Ruth Campbell for 58 years until her passing in 2016. Don lovingly cared for Charlotte during the years of her illness. His parents, Velma (Byler) Campbell and J. Mark Campbell, and brother Richard M. Campbell also preceded him in death. Don's sister-in-law, Florence Campbell of Hobart, Indiana, and nephews and nieces survive.
Don served our Country in the U.S. Army for two years in the Korean War as a staff sergeant in Psychological Warfare of the Far East Command. Don was recognized for his service in April of 2016 with an Indy Honor Flight to visit memorials for United States veterans, including the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Don also served the taxpayers and the State of Indiana for over 29 years with the State Board of Accounts, beginning September 1, 1964 and retiring December 17, 1993. Prior to his appointment with the State Board of Accounts, Don spent several years in private accounting including a few years with a CPA firm and also with Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation. Don was a CPA and was promoted to the main Office of the State Board of Accounts in 1973 because of his knowledge and ability, especially regarding hospital audits for which he was very much respected throughout the State. His supervisory experience within the State Board of Accounts, besides hospitals, included audits of libraries, federal programs, cities, towns and utilities. Prior to his retirement, Don was named Auditor of the Year for the State Board of Accounts. Don maintained a keen interest in the operations of the State Board of Accounts throughout his retirement, including as a member of the State Board of Accounts Hall of Fame Selection Committee and Breezers Club.
Don's earlier years allowed him to volunteer his financial expertise on committees and positions at the Lutheran churches in the local cities he and Charlotte resided within Indiana. A very humble person, Don requested no funeral services of any kind even though he was a dedicated member of Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, New Palestine, faithfully attending Bible class, church for in-person worship services pre Covid-19, and then Zoom worship services during the Pandemic. Accordingly, In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to the Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, 3519 South 600 West, New Palestine, IN 46163. Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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