Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Gary Lee Campbell

January 4, 1940June 9, 2020

Gary Lee Campbell, 80, of Rockford, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Born January 4, 1940 in Rockford. Son of Fay and Evelyn (Oncken) Campbell. Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. United in Marriage to Sally L. Baxter on August 15, 1970 in Centennial United Methodist Church in Rockford. Retired after many years of Hardware and Tool Sales from Twin City. Member of St Mark Lutheran Church and member of the Union Grange. Loved singing with church choir Seva Soner Mendelson Corale and Messiah.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Sally; son, Joel (Susan) Jacobson; sister, Shirley (Jerry) Johannes; granddaughter, Amber (Joshua) Domski; great-grandson, Wade Domski; nieces, Kelly, Kyla and Kathy. Predeceased by his parents; grandson, Kyle Malott.

Celebration of Life Graveside Service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Walk Thru Visitation on Friday, June 12 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. inside Sunset Funeral Home. Facial Masks are required for the Visitation per CDC guidelines. To share a condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com


  • David Meyer
  • Dean Meyer
  • Daniel Krusemeir
  • Dale Dillenburg
  • Douglas Dillenburg
  • Joshua Domski


  • Celebration of Life Walk Thru Visitation

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020


Gary Lee Campbell

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Robin Bertram

June 13, 2020

Sally, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to know him. You are both in our prayers. -Robin Bertram

Marge & Bob Dwan

June 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of Gary. We were friends of Shirley, and knew he had been ill. Sending our condolences to the family.
Bob and Marge Dwan

linda redmond

June 12, 2020

Dear Sally It has been many years seeing each other now and then passing each other in our lives. Then knowing Jim knew Gary as well. I'm so sorry for your loss. No words fill the empty space in your heart but you are are truly blessed for having him in your life .Blessings are in your life everyday and my prayers are with you.

Linda Redmond (815 ) 226-1599

Linda/Bill Riebock

June 12, 2020

Dearest Sally we offer our sincere condolences at the loss of Gary. We hope your memories sustain you as you grieve.Peace be with you.

Joan Anderson

June 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Such a wonderful person. Cherish the memories.

Joan Anderson

carrie cappa

June 11, 2020

Sally, and family, I am so sad to hear of Gary's passing. Your family is one of my St Mark favorites. Gary was always so sweet, and always greeted me at church with a smile. His beautifl,powerful voice will be missed .

Marilyn Vivian

June 11, 2020

Gary singing, How Great Thou Art, will always be a cherished
memory in my heart.
Hugs and comfort prayers to you Sally and your family as you
mourn together and share in God's grace given unto us.

Blessings found in hope,
Marilyn Vivian


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