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Jeffrey Alan Campbell, age 59, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on August 4, 2020, after a two year battle against cancer. He passed away at his home, in Sparta, surrounded by his family.

Jeff was born on October 1, 1960, to John “Jack” and Joanne Campbell of Moline.  He graduated from Wayland High School in 1978.  October 10, 1987, Jeff married his loving wife, Susan (Hage) Campbell.  During their 32- year marriage, Jeff and Susan shared many adventures and created special memories together.

Jeff was an active member of the Sparta Church of the Nazarene and worked heavily with the “Hand2Hand” project to feed local children.  He was an avid Harley Davidson fan and rider and took part in many rides for charities, along with rides to simply enjoy God’s splendor.

Jeff was employed by Dematic Corp – Rapistan for 30 years and was named Salesman of the Year in 2020.  While at Dematic, Jeff created strong friendships, including a special one with his boss, Jon Baker, who encouraged Jeff to continue working and to not give up.  Jeff touched many hearts and lives in his 59 years, and he loved and cherished his friendships very much.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Susan Campbell; his parents, John “Jack” and Joanne Campbell; brother, Jon (Christine) Campbell; sister, Jill (Paul) Tatrow; daughters, Heather Kramer, Melissa Jackson and Tammy (Bob) Nelson; and numerous loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Spectrum Health Nurse Navigator, Dawn Klem for guiding them through the two-year process of fighting cancer and for becoming a dear friend to both Jeff and Susan.  The family would also like to thank Kindred Hospice of Grand Rapids for the amazing care they provided during the last weeks.

A Celebration of Jeff’s life will take place at Sparta Church of the Nazarene, 665 13 Mile Rd.,  Sparta, on August 29, 2020, with time to visit with the family at 1 p.m. and the service beginning at 2 p.m.

If you would like to make a memorial contribution, the Jeffrey A. Campbell Memorial Fund has been created to assist families who are going through brain cancer treatments.  Contributions may be made via online Bill Pay or by mailing a check made out to:

The Jeffrey A. Campbell Memorial Fund


Care of Choice One Bank in care of The Jeffrey A. Campbell Memorial Fund, 109 E. Division Ave, PO Box 186, Sparta, Michigan 49345

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  John 14:27

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jeff’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Paul Fognini on August 8, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Jeff was a great friend to me.
    He loved his wife Sue very much.
    I will miss him tremendously.

  2. Dianne Gilbreath on August 8, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Suze and Jeff, all of us in Duluth will always remember the time we shared with you both while living in Duluth and being a part of the Duluth First UMC!
    The Buffalo Mission was so special when you were apart of the team to go in the summer.
    Jeff, I know you will enjoy heaven and will be leading the crowd with you voice and your smile!! Suze and all of us miss you but look forward to hugging when we get there.
    Love, Dianne Gilbreath

  3. Carol Lamper on August 9, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Praying for your family as you face the days and months ahead. He fought the fight a long time. He is with our Lord now and the pain is gone.

  4. Susan Trout on August 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Many prayers for you and your family for your loss

  5. Dirk Hochhuth on August 13, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Jeff was an instrumental part of the Dematic organization and will be sorely missed. I personally will always cherish the time that I got to spend with Jeff, in and outside of work, despite of him riding the wrong kind of motorcycle. Rest in peace brother.

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