Arlene Joyce Campbell


March 17, 1943 - November 6, 2010


     Arlene Joyce Campbell was born March 17, 1943 in Pierre, SD, as the youngest daughter of Martin and Mary (Halbert) Baade. She grew up on her parent’s farm east of Pierre.  After the untimely death of her parents, she moved to Pierre where she lived with the family of Leland and Oleta Johnson. She attended school in the Pierre area and graduated from RiggsHigh School in 1961.  On December 14, 1968 she married William P. Campbell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre. They farmed near Onida and Gettysburg until moving to Ft.Pierre in 1973.  She was employed by the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Transportation and Game, Fish and Parks from 1962 until moving to Mitchell in 1983. She graduated from DakotaWesleyanUniversity in 1992 with a BA in church and community work and with minors in human services and business administration. She also attended North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls for a brief time.  She was employed at Life Quest from 1996 until 2002.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church where she was involved with various committees and taught Sunday School.  Arlene enjoyed spending time with family, reading and going for walks.


She is survived by her husband, William, three daughters: Terrie Mahmoodi and husband Farzad of Hannawa Falls, NY, Sheri Wagner and husband Anthony of Waseca, MN, Holly Campbell and fiancé Steve of Mitchell, two sons: Tyrone Campbell of Mitchell, William Campbell and wife Vanessa of Mitchell, two brothers: Fred Baade and wife Bonnie of Pierre, Darrell Baade and wife Dottie of Pierre, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister and her sister Nina Wilhelmson.


Thursday, November 11, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Prayer Service ~ 7:30 PM
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, November 12, 2010
11:00 AM
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
214 West 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


To Be Announced

Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on November 29, 2010
Bill and family- so sorry to hear of the death of Arlene. What a nice lady and what a beautiful natural smile -beautiful memory! Thoughts and prayers to u all! Karen VanOverschelde
Posted by Inez L. Harris on November 10, 2010
I was so surprised to read of Arlene's death. We had such a good visit the last time we were together, and I so enjoyed the picture and note from her later. Bill, both my Bill and I so enjoyed both of you while we lived in Pierre, and I send my deepest sympathy to you and the children. God's peace to you and the children. Love, Inez L. Harris \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s peace!
Love, Inez L Harris
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on November 8, 2010
The one thing I will always remember about Arlene, I never saw her without a big smile on her face and a cheery voice. She was a very lovely and friendly lady. Always ready willing and able to give of herself to help others. She will be missed at St. Marys and in Mitchell.
Posted by Tina (Stokes) Polreis on November 8, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss.
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