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Margaret Campbell

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Margaret Campbell, age 88, of Nashua, Iowa, passed away peacefully Friday, October 13, 2023, at Waverly Health Center in Waverly. A private family funeral service will be held Saturday October 21, 2023 at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory - Olson Chapel. Interment will be held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Nashua. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2023, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Margaret was a pillar of love, gentleness, and generosity in her family and community throughout her life. Born to Calvin &Helen(Treloar) Smith on July 28, 1935 in Fredericksburg , Iowa. Margaret was a lifelong resident of Iowa, marrying her belovedhusband, Howard, at the Fredericksburg Brethren Church on August 12,1956. The couple met through Margaret's cousin, Darlys, and together they raised two wonderful children, daughter Deb Kruger, and son Gary Campbell. Margaret's love for her family was immense, and she cherished every moment spent with her children and grandchildren. Margaret was an accomplished woman in her own right, earning a teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University. She dedicated two years of her life teaching at the Nashua Rural School and public school. In 1976, she opened McBell Preschool with Grace McGregor, where she taught for 21 years, impacting countless young lives with her love for education. Margaret's dedication to her profession was evident in her commitment to fostering a love of learning in all her students. In addition to her professional achievements, Margaret was also deeply involved in her community. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and devoted her life to serving the United Methodist Church in Nashua. Her commitment to her faith and community was a testament to her generous spirit and selfless nature. Margaret had a passion for gardening, sewing, and quilting, hobbies that allowed her to share her creativity with her loved ones. She was also an avid boater, often taking family vacations to Park Rapids, MN. Her friendships were as enduring as her interests, she kept in touch with her dear friends Betty & Frank Nicholas and Alma & Dick Knapp through writing letters regularly with Betty. Margaret's love and generosity extended beyond her family and friends. She was a nurturing figure who touched the lives of everyone she met. Her gentle spirit was reflected in her love for her grandkids, whom she cherished with all her heart. Margaret's life was a testament to the power of love, kindness, and generosity. Margaret is survived by her daughter Deb(Gary) Kruger of Omaha, Nebraska; Son Gary(Stephanie) Campbell of San Antonio, TX; Brothers Tom and Jack Smith of Fredericksburg; Sister Mary Smith of Fredericksburg; 6 Grandchildren; and 12 Great-Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Calvin Husband Howard Campbell; and Sister Diane. (641) 435-4134

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Dena and Zac Palmer and Dean Speicher

  2. Many years ago when I worked at the “old IGA Grocery Store” my memories of Margaret were all special! We had many visits on my girls and when she would bring her baby girl Debbie in the store it was so fun to see them! Margaret enjoyed me making over her sweet little girl! Margaret was a wonderful lady and always so thoughtful and nice. My prayers are with all her family

  3. Margaret was blessed with Gods gift of kindness and caring toward others even while struggling with her own health. I loved the way Margaret & Howard would take a ride everyday, always waving , always smiling as they would drive by whether I was out in the yard across the street or out walking. They always seemed to enjoy that time together just cruising around town.
    It has been a long journey, rest in heaven Margaret

  4. I have many fond memories of Margaret and Howard. Kind, loving and thoughtful. Gary, Deb and family’s, I’m so sorry for your loss.

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