Alan Watson Campbell, 88, Minot, longtime resident of Dunseith and well-known banker, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Minot.
Alan was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Bottineau, to William and Violet (Watson) Campbell. He was raised in Omemee until he was 9 years old. The family moved to Dunseith where he attended school and graduated from Dunseith High School in 1942. He attended Jamestown College for one year and then enlisted in the military in 1943 and served in the Army Air Corps until his discharge on Dec. 7, 1945. Following his discharge, he returned to Jamestown College and graduated with a business administration degree in 1948. While at Jamestown College, Alan met the love of his life, Phyllis Berg. They were married on July 30, 1947, at Voorhees Chapel at Jamestown College. Alan and Phyllis moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his master’s degree in retail training.
In 1949, Alan and Phyllis moved to Minot where he worked at the International Harvester District Office. While in Minot, he was a member of the American Legion and First Presbyterian Church. Alan and Phyllis moved to Dunseith in 1953 and he worked with his father at Security State Bank and joined Campbell Insurance Agency in 1953. Alan retired as president of Security State Bank in 1994.
Alan was very involved in the community of Dunseith. He was active in the American Legion, Dunseith Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Order of Eastern Star, Dunseith Golf Club, United Methodist Church, Dunseith Community Development Corporation, Rugby Good Samaritan hospital board and served as mayor of Dunseith. Alan was a 50-plus year member of the Dunseith Masonic Lodge #99 and the North Dakota Masonic Lodge and the Archie Jardine American Legion Post #185 He was also involved in the North Dakota KEM Temple Shrine.
Alan and Phyllis traveled extensively throughout the United States and attended several reunions of the 490th Bomb Group. He enjoyed spending summers at Lake Metigoshe and winters in Mesa, Ariz.
He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Phyllis, Minot; children, Rich (Vicky) Campbell, Minot, Dave (Jodie) Campbell, Bismarck, Cathy (Steve) Springan, of Stanley, and Jeff (Lori) Campbell, Bismarck; grandchildren, Kyle (Grace) Campbell, Duluth, Minn., Nicole (John) Grubb, Burlington, Jim (Darla) Cook, Seattle, Heather Campbell, Eagan, Minn., Alisha (Jeremy) Lacher, Bismarck, Shaun (Zanna) Campbell, Bismarck, Courtney Campbell, West Fargo, Sara (Andrew) Herr, Minneapolis, Gregg Springan, Madison, Wis., Kayla (Travis) Dressler, Bismarck, and Jeremy Campbell (fiancee Brooke Marquardt), Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Trenton and Ellie Lacher, Nona and Sage Campbell and Colin Grubb; and cousin, Glen (Hester) Campbell.
Alan was preceded in death by: his parents; infant daughter, Janice; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Celebration of the Life of Alan Campbell: Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. in Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot.
Interment: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.
Visitation: At Alan’s request there will be no reviewal, but friends may sign a memorial register today, Friday, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot, and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials: In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials to the donor’s choice are preferred.
Online condolences may be shared at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).