OBITUARY

Kurt Campbell

May 11, 1960September 30, 2016

Campbell, Kurt S., 56, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Sept. 30, 2016 in Wichita. Kurt was born the son of Charles M. and Marilyn (Miller) Campbell in Wichita on May 11, 1960. Kurt and Valerie Campbell were united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1985 in Wichita. Kurt graduated from Wichita State University with a master’s degree in Science and Chemistry. Kurt was employed with Koch Industries in Wichita and held various patents in the field of chemistry. Kurt was president of the Kansas Writers Association Club in Wichita. He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, traveling, kayaking, bicycling and listening to music. Kurt was an Eagle Scout in Wichita. Kurt was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend to all who knew him. Survivors include his parents, Charles M. and Marilyn Campbell, loving wife, Valerie Campbell of Wichita, children, Kenneth W. Otte, Maegan Coffey, grandson, Rodney Gage Talty, siblings, Charles W. (Sherry Prichard) Campbell, Bruce A. (Diana) Campbell, Trecia (Terry) McDowell, nephews, Duncan, Ryan and Corey all of Wichita. Visitation will be held 6 to 8pm on Fri. Oct. 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2pm on Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 both at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th St. N., Wichita. Inurnment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Kansas Humane Society.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Gina Campbell

October 7, 2016

Cousin Kurt was always incredibly kind and lived his life by showing interest in so many things. He never failed to spend time catching up with me at family garherings. Though I live many miles away now, my heart is with my entire family in Wichita during this very sad time. I'm so sorry that Kurt's life was cut short way too soon. He was a good man and I'm glad we shared a really nice family.

Tim Miller

October 5, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kurt at Vulcan Chemicals in R & D. Kurt was a borderline genius and would work on something until he solved it. What a gifted individual.

October 5, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Jer. 29: 11,12 brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

Wes Brummer

October 5, 2016

I met Kurt when I joined the Kansas Writers Assoc a few years ago. He was always kind, even-tempered, and went out of his way to involved everyone in the conversation. Loved how he jumped in to lead our group. I remember him talking about how hard it was to commit to writing when there were so many other things to do and see. I miss him.

Lisette Walker

October 4, 2016

Kurt taught me so much. I met him in a critique group and worked with him on the board of KWA. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

Starla Criser

October 4, 2016

The Kansas Writers Association membership wishes to express our sadness at losing a good friend, a fellow writer, and our 2016 President.

Bob Morris

October 4, 2016

I am so sad to hear of Kurt's passing. I had become a good friend of his through KWA and we shared a lot of interests. He welcomed me at the first meeting I attended and made me feel part of the KWA right away. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Norm Dodson

October 4, 2016

I worked with Kurt for 12 years at Vulcan Chemicals. He was a hard worker and had an incredible focus. He was known and respected throughout the company as an essential part of their success in keeping production running smoothly. I found Kurt to be an interesting guy full of ideas and information that he shared very readily. He will be missed. Prayers to his family.

Starla Criser

October 4, 2016

I will miss my friend very much. We shared a lot of talks about shared interests, life in general, and writing. My prayers are with him and his family. Starla Criser

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY