Avis Marge Campbell was born January 11, 1933 in Iola to the late Ed and Melinda (Olson) Knutson. She grew up in the Iola area and graduated from Iola High School in 1951. That same year, on July 28th, she was united in marriage to Sylvester “Tubby” Campbell at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville and nine children followed. Avis worked locally as a nursing home nurse’s aide for many years, but her main role was with her family. She loved caring for her own children as well as all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren that followed throughout the years. Her greatest joy outside of her family was the game of Bingo. Affectionately known as “Grandma Bingo” or simply, “Bingo,” Avis played any chance she had; and never without her troll doll companions at her side. She will also be remembered for her skill with a crochet needle as well as her signature potato salad.
Survivors include: her children: Linda Liesch (Don Baumann), Bear Creek; Beverly Krueger, Ogdensburg; Roberta (Wesley) Salzmann, Wausau; Juanita “Faye” Burow (Richard Hermann), Black Creek; Mary Simon, Appleton; Peter Campbell, Waukesha; Paul Campbell (Rebecca Blair), New London; Pamela (John) Colrue, Appleton; Micki (Ron) Derr, Oshkosh; her grandchildren: Wendi (Grant) Hughes, Jesse Liesch (Nicole Krueger), Heather Krueger, Jennifer (Dan) Hagewald, Mark Salzmann, Amy (Nathan) Mathwich, Rhonda Witcpalek (Brad DeCleene), Candice Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Katrena Campbell, Piper Campbell, Andrew (Vanessa) Colrue, Christina Colrue, RJ Derr, Elizabeth Derr, Robert (Marilyn) Simon, Michelle (Luke) Johnson; her great-grandchildren: Colton, Canyon, and Chase Hughes, Sydney and Jake Mathwich, Simon and Dylan Witcpalek, Crystiana Simon, Brenden Wolfe, Anthony Johnson, Kendra, Kyle, and Collin Krueger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester “Tubby” Campbell; a son-in-law, Douglas Krueger; a granddaughter, Amanda Krueger; a grandson-in-law, Paul Witcpalek; her parents, Ed and Melinda Knutson; brothers, Dean and Jerome Knutson; and a sister Dorothy Madson
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, with Deacon Lincoln Wood officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville, following the service. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are preferred to the family for donation to Affinity Visiting Nurses Home Health Care, Neenah. An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.