Johanna Campbell Obituary

Johanna J. (Jos) Campbell
Johanna J. (Jos) Campbell
Johanna J. (Jos) Campbell

January 28, 1940 - December 1, 2006
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Johanna J. “Jos” Campbell, 66, passed away on December 1, 2006 at her home from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease). Funeral services will be at 11 am, Wednesday, December 6th at Grace United Methodist Church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.

Jos was born January 28, 1940 in Ermelo, The Netherlands the daughter of Geert and Johanna Postma. She lived in Ermelo until 1954 when she moved to Zeist. She began nursing school in 1958 in Amersfoort and graduated in 1962 in Hengelo. In 1962 she married Matthew D. Campbell, Sr. and they moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Jos obtained United States citizenship in 1967 scoring 50 points higher than it took to pass. For 20 years she worked as director for several nursing homes in the Des Moines area. She then spent 23 years in management with Hammer Medical Supply. Jos was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Jos was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jelle Postma; and a sister, Ekelien Tjink. She is survived by her husband, Matthew Campbell, Sr. of Des Moines; daughters, Gertrude (Trudy) Carpenter of Des Moines and Ingrid Hawkins of Jefferson City, MO; sons, Matthew Campbell, Jr. of Des Moines and Mark Campbell of Rota, Spain; and 13 grandchildren. Her family from the Netherlands includes her step-mother, Geertruida Maria Postma of Zwolle; sisters, Riet Kuiper of Maassluis, Pat Postma of Amstelveen, Hannie Bakker of Zwolle, and Pleun Groters of Maarssen; and a brother, Harold Postma of Elburg.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, December 5th at Iles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to The ALS Association Iowa Chapter 6165 NW 86th Street, Suite 205 - Johnston, IA 50131.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
3700 Cottage Grove
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, December 6, 2006