Duncan D. Campbell, 67, died Nov. 16, 2020 at his home near Belmond. Services were held Nov. 19 at the Belmond United Methodist Church. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Belmond Fire Department, or the Belmond United Methodist Church.
Duncan Duane was born May 22, 1953 in Belmond to Jack and Lil Campbell. He grew up on the home farm south of town and attended Belmond Community Schools, graduating in 1971. Duncan was active in football, wrestling, track, and played guitar in a rock band.
In 1971 Duncan married Jeannie Hopkey To this union three sons were born: John, Jason and Jeremy. They later divorced.
Duncan graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in electronics technology. They moved to Mesa, AZ and Duncan worked for a large electronics service center. In 1975 they moved back to Belmond and he worked for Larry Turner at Home Electronics while also starting his farming career with his dad. Duncan was still actively farming the family’s Century Farm with youngest son Jeremy.
Duncan always used many conservation practices on the farm, such as tree plantings, food plots, filter strips and waterways. Duncan met Connie Roys in 2004 when she was working as Wright County’s District Conservationist. They shared a love for each other and for farm conservation practices. Duncan and Connie enjoyed a beautiful field of native grasses and wildflowers. The family grew with the addition of Connie’s children Sara, Joe, Jake, Kenny and young Grace.
Duncan served on the Wright County Farm Bureau board of directors, the county soybean association, local snowmobile clubs, and the Belmond Jaycees. He was named Outstanding Young Farmer by the Jaycees and also received the group’s Distinguished Service Award. He served as a trustee for Grant Township and was active in the United Methodist Church, serving on the staff parish committee and as a trustee.
Duncan was a big sports fan. He loved watching son John win stock car races and his boys play football and wrestle. He also enjoyed attending the grandkids’ sports and school activities. He was a big ISU fan. Duncan enjoyed working on cars, playing a little golf with friends, flying radio control airplanes, and scouting the fields with his drone. He was always up for a road trip with friends to look at cars or bring home a piece of machinery. He also enjoyed going to farm shows and field days with his good neighbor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Timathe.
Duncan is survived by Connie Roys; sons John (Trudy) Campbell, Jason Campbell, and Jeremy (Jill) Campbell; Connie’s children Sara (Evan) Liech, Joe Reichenauer, Jake Reichenauer, Kenny (Silvia) Reichenauer, and Grace Wertjes; grandchildren Jackson, Charlie, Reed, Claire, Graham and Wesley; and brothers Lance (Meg) Campbell and Rod (Dale) Campbell.