Friday, November 28, 2014



Received this notice today 11/27/2014


Dean Eugene Campbell, 87, passed away November 25, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Dean was born in Illinois and moved to Fort Dodge as a child. He married Dorothy (Walton) in 1949 and enjoyed 65 years of marriage. During WWII, Dean served in the Pacific Theater as a torpedoman on the submarine USS Sennet (SS-408). He was part of the commissioning crew, qualified in 1945, was aboard for all four War Patrols, and was TM3(SS) when released by the Navy in 1946. He retired from Firestone Rubber Co. and enjoyed history, reading, hunting, fishing, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dean is survived by his wife Dorothy, two sisters Lila Drollinger and Rosemary Hutchinson, daughters Merry (John) Wilson of Urbandale and Deborah (Gary) Bierma of Des Moines, 5 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, all in the Des Moines area. There will be a private family service at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home with burial at Glendale Cemetery. To honor his proud military service, memorial contributions may be given to the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum (7105 NW 70th Ave Johnston IA 50131) in lieu of flowers. Published in Des Moines Register Nov. 27, 2014


Dean was a plank owner of Sennet and served aboard 1944-1946 as a TM3(SS).

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