Adeline Grace Campbell

January 27, 1935March 3, 2013
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Age 78 Of St. Paul, MN

Passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 3, 2013. Adeline is preceded in death by her Parents, Otto and Clara Lemke; Brother, Erhard. She is survived by her Daughters, Jody Quinn & Michelle Campbell; Sisters, Allegra Sjurseth & Ardella Kjelstad; Goddaughter, Wendy Kjelstad; Many Special Nieces & Nephews. Adeline was born and grew up in rural Albany, MN. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township. She received an associate degree in Management for Women in 1981 from St. Benedict’s College, St. Joseph, MN. Her careers included dental assistant, accountant and food service manager. She retired from Volunteers of America in 2001. Addy loved music including singing, playing piano, and dancing. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 674 Johnson Parkway in St. Paul. Visitation one hour prior to Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2013

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Michelle Campbell

April 5, 2017

Mother's Hands

Hands that rocked the cradle
From the moment of my birth,
Their tender touch remembered
By those still here on Earth.

Soft as silk those hands
That taught me how to pray,
Banishing childhood fears;
They soothed each one away.

When I grew much older
And troubles came my way,
Those hands caressing mine
Did more than words could say.

Mother's hands were gentle,
They're missed so very much,
I'd give the world to feel once more
Their warm and tender touch.

Those hands were full of comfort
Now they lie at rest,
But memories hold them close
To the ones they served the best.

By an Unknown Author

Michelle Campbell

March 6, 2016

We Remember

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them;

In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
We remember them;

In the opening of the buds and in the warmth of summer,
We remember them;

In the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn,
We remember them;

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them;

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them;

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them;

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them;

So long as we live, they too shall live
For they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

From the Gates of Prayer, a Jewish prayer book

Tammy Hinrichs

March 10, 2014

It has been a year now since our beloved Addy Grace went home to be with her Heavenly Father. Our lives have never been the same, we still cry for her and wish we could talk to her and hear her wonderful laugh that we all remember.If we could only have one more day with her so we can tell her how much we love her! I pray that this next year of grieving gets easier for all of us that miss her so much, especially for my mom Del, my Aunt Lee & my cousin Michelle who is still mourning so deeply for her mom. Addy might be gone from this earthly place but she will never ever be FORGOTTEN!!!!!

Pastor Brian Scoles

May 10, 2013

I will long treasure the time that I was able to spend with Addie. It was truly my pleasure and delight to serve as her pastor.

Each and every month I would make the short trip to Addie's house to see her. Our visits had a predictable pattern. We would sit down at her kitchen table. Actually, I would sit down. Addie would serve a treat. Frequently we had a piece of chocolate cake with white frosting and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This was accompanied by a cup of coffee or two. For some reason, my cup always had to be filled. Addie liked to “freshen it up” for me. As we enjoyed the treat, we would engage in lively conversation: about the world, about our families, and about our church. Our conversations were often punctuated by laughter. Addie had a great sense of humor. (I miss her smile and I miss her laugh!) Inevitably, the phone would ring. I would say something to the effect of, “That must be Michelle.” Most of the time I was right. Sooner or later, we got down to business. We went through a shut-in liturgy that I had developed years ago. We joined together in confessing our sins, and we heard the blessed words of absolution. We listened to the Word of God, and thought about what it meant for our lives. We said the Creed together and the Lord's Prayer. Before closing our service, we shared the Sacrament of the Altar.

No doubt about it, Addie was a woman of great faith. When I think of Addie two images come to mind. For the last decade or so of her life, Addie was on oxygen. It is not easy to live with COPD. But Addie did so with grace. She did so by the grace of God. When I think of Addie now, I am reminded of something that the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians. Paul had been afflicted by a physical ailment of some sort. He told the Corinthians that he had pleaded with God on three different occasions to remove this thorn from his flesh. Instead, the Lord responded: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." Paul finally accepted his condition with these words: “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”

Addie lived by grace. After she passed away, I was reminded by Michelle that her mom made sure to always include her middle name when she made her signature: Addie GRACE Campbell, she wrote. She loved her middle name, and she treasured the priceless grace of her Savior.

The other lasting image I have of Addie is that of the piano sitting in her living room. Addie loved the hymns of faith that she had grown up singing. The saints of old put it this way: “The Lord is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.” (See Exodus 15.) Addie would have said Amen to that!

I miss Addie. But, by the grace of God, we will see each other again.

Susan Mason

April 6, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I know how close you were and how much time you spent caring for each other.
I think it is important to keep her in your heart and remember the good times. I remember her fun loving approach to life and admire her stubborn courage in surviving her illnesses. I think she would want us to live fully and love life, like she did.... Love to you, Susie

Jean Dockendorf

April 5, 2013

My first memory of Addie was in about 1973 right after the family first moved to St. Cloud. She would come to the high school at noon, and we would sit in her Buick LaSabre to eat our lunch. Later I learned that was so typical of the kind and loving mother that Addie was. She loved generously beyond her own family, and I am proud to be included as one of her many "loved ones." I will miss you Adeline Grace, but your loving spirit will stay forever in my heart.

Aunt Del

March 31, 2013

Dear Jody & Michelle, Your mom would want what's best for you both,she would want you to have a bright & happy future and she loved you both very much.She is watching over you from above. God be with you both .I will miss her too. I Love You!

Jami Markle

March 29, 2013

I have many wonderful memories of my Aunt Addy, most of them at her home in St. Cloud. We always felt welcome there, and Aunt Addy had a way of making a kid feel special. We sat at her kitchen counter many times, indulging in hot fudge sundaes and birthday cake. I will miss her smile and that easy laugh of hers.

Claudia Brumm

March 29, 2013

Thank you so much for sending me the memorial card with the sweet picture of Addy. It is something I will always treasure. It has been so heartwarming to read the many memories of Addy that have been shared in her guest book.
What a truly remarkable and greatly beloved woman. I am so glad that Courtney & I had the blessing of knowing her !!! Thank you, too, for your thoughtful & kind words to me. I always felt that my time spent with Addy was a gift. It is so apparent that Addy was a gift to so many others as well.
A life well lived !

Claudia Brumm

Joel Lemke

March 28, 2013

I have many fond memories of Aunt Addy. We were always happy to visit her house in St. Cloud with Dad. We had lots of fun there and always felt welcome. There were many fun times but one that stands out is watching the “Miracle on Ice” gold medal game with Addy at that house. I will never forget her robust laugh. Wishing peace and strength to my cousins, Michelle & Jody, my aunts, Lee & Del, and all who are feeling her loss.