BEAVER DAM—Edwina Mary “Eddie” (Farrell) Campnell passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was born in Madison, Wis., on July 1, 1936, to Leslie and Rosella (Reisdorf) Farrell. She lived in Pine Bluff, Wis., graduating from Edgewood High School and College. She taught school for 30 years, mostly in the Waupun School District. Edwina also was an instructor in the vocational technical system and worked in the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin.
Eddie married Garner Campnell on July 27, 1963. She was an avid sports participant and spectator, having played league softball, and both she and her husband were great Badgers, Packers, and Brewers fans. Eddie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who attended all the grandchildren’s events throughout all their schooling days.
Edwina is survived by her husband, Garner of Beaver Dam; two daughters, Colleen (Todd) Whitrock of Cedarburg and Carrie (Joel) Hogan of Omro; four grandchildren, Nathan and Samantha Whitrock and Jacob and Josh Hogan; sisters and brother, Mary Jane of Madison, Sharon (Bill) of Montana, and Joe of Milwaukee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jenny of Milwaukee, Al of Beaver Dam, George (Marlene) of Florida, and Myrlen of Randolph; special friends, Linda Wulff and Roger Plumb; other relatives and friends. Eddie was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Joseph; brothers and sister, Gerry, Madeline, Tim and J.D.; and brothers-in-law, Jack, Del, and Don.
Eddie’s family wishes to thank friends and family, as well as pastoral staff, for all the prayers, care and concern during her illness. They express special thanks to SSM Health, Beaver Dam Specialty Clinic, Beaver Dam Oncology staff, and Hillside Hospice for their comfort and care.
Memorials may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Parish or the American Red Cross Donor Center, 2109 Zeier Road, Madison, WI 53714, or to a charity of choice.
There will be a Rosary recited at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Beaver Dam, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The visitation will be at church on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. The Mass of Christian burial will follow at the church on Monday at 11:30 a.m. with Father Mike Erwin officiating and Father Tom Coyle concelebrating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home
Beaver Dam (920) 885-6600