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D. Kelly Campbell

July 5, 1918 — February 7, 2017

Funeral service for Dugald Kelly Campbell, 98, of Eveleth will be 10:30 am Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Hope Community Presbyterian Church in Virginia with Reverend Mary Pol officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Gilbert Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert. Kelly died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at New Journey Residence in Biwabik. He was born on July 5, 1918 to Robert and Anna (Schwan) Campbell. He grew up and attended school in Grand Haven, MI, graduating from Grand Haven High School, Class of 1935. Kelly attended Michigan Technological University where he was the first student to graduate with honors with two degrees in mining engineering and geology in 1939. Following graduation, Kelly had been employed by Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, North Range Mining Company and Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company. In 1963, Kelly joined the Eveleth Taconite Company as general manager to develop the Eveleth reserve. In 1970, Kelly was advanced to Vice President of Ore Operations when Eveleth Taconite expanded with Olgebay Norton, where he remained until his retirement in 1984. Kelly was awarded several honors during his 45 year career, including the Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternity for scholastic achievement, the Board of Control Silver Medal and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Mining Engineers and the Distinguished Geological Engineers and Geoscientists. He was a member of the AIME-SME serving as chairman of the Upper Peninsula and Minnesota Sections. Professionally, Kelly had served on numerous boards including Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, American Iron and Steel Institute, Lake Superior Industrial Bureau, Arrowhead Regional Council of Health Facilities & Planning, and the American Iron Ore Associations. Kelly had a longstanding connection to the Eveleth Hockey Hall of Fame which he helped create and had served as president for several years. Kelly was also very active in the community having volunteered or served for the Ishpeming Ski and Winter Sports Clubs, Red Cross, Committee for Natural Gas for the Upper Peninsula, Boy Scouts, United Way of NE MN, Health Systems Agency, Junior Achievement, Minnesota Safety Council, Eveleth Civic Association, Presbyterian of Northern Waters, Fayal Township Public Utilities Commission, Duluth Depot Foundation, Hope Community Presbyterian Church of Virginia, Kitchi Gammi Club of Duluth, Mesabi Range Geological Association, Duluth Scottish Heritage Association, Eveleth Masons and Elks, and Eshquaguma Club. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Kathleen; three children: Kristen (Charles) Woolcock of Warroad, Lisa (Steve) Wilson of Virginia, and Linda (Norm) Economy of Langdon, ND; grandchildren: Jennifer Woolcock, Erik (Jamie) Woolcock, Paul (Jennifer) Wilson, Shannon (Zach) Garrison, Brian Wilson, Mark Wilson, Michaela Wilson, Grace Wilson, Jaclyn Economy, Matt (Alleiy) Economy, Ariel (Drew) Simmons, Lucas Economy, Jesse Economy, Ruth Economy, Marc Economy, Anfernee and Roger Economy, Kristen Marie and Kelly Anne Campbell; 21 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Krimsel; daughter, Karol Pulliam; son, Kelly Robert Campbell; granddaughter, Hannah Wilson; sister, Roberta Dirkse; an infant brother, Paul; and his parents.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Hope Community Presbysterian

212 S 5th Ave, Virginia, MN 55792

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