Monday, March 3, 2003
Nicholas Paul Campbell

   CONRAD -- Marine Corps veteran Nicholas Paul Campbell, 35, of Conrad, a longtime truck driver who grew up in Pendroy and graduated from Choteau High School, died Friday at Pondera Medical Center of complications associated with brain cancer.
   Vigil services are
7 p.m. tonight at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Conrad. His Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial with military honors in Choteau Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Choteau Country Club. Pondera Funeral Home of Conrad is handling arrangements.
   Survivors include his wife, Lisa Campbell of Conrad; a son, Shaun Campbell of Conrad; daughters Karlee Campbell and Olivia Campbell, both of Conrad; brothers Mike Campbell and his wife, Lorene, of Dearborn, Dan Campbell and his wife, Shelly, of Conrad, Andy Campbell and his wife, Jeaneen, of Helena; sisters Gail and her husband, Lance States, of Simms and Kelly and her husband, Todd Wivell, of Maryland; his stepmother, Helen Campbell of Great Falls; stepbrothers Orville Skogen and family of Fort Shaw, Mickey Skogen and family of Fort Benton, Neil Skogen and family of Great Falls and Roger Skogen of Valier; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends, whom he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael; his mother, Janet; his brother, Shaun; and infant sister, Colleen.
   A former Marine and longtime truck driver, Nick touched everyone he knew. He grew up in Pendroy, graduated from
Choteau High School and joined the Marine Corps, where he served from 1985 to 1989 overseas. He returned to Montana in 1989, and worked construction and as a bricklayer until 1994. He then started Campbell Trucking and drove until he became ill.
   Nick was the beloved husband of Lisa and devoted father to Shaun, age 14, Karlee, age 15, and Olivia, age nine. He took great pride in his trucking business. He enjoyed hauling livestock most of all. He was a mentor and friend to so many, and loved working on and racing dirt bikes with his son Shaun and friends.
   Nick loved Lisa and the kids. He lived life with a conviction and passion. He fought bravely in this battle and inspired those closest to him by never complaining during painful and debilitating treatment. His love of a good joke and infectious laugh and smile until the end made our hearts laugh and smile through our tears. Nick's heart was as big as the sun.
The family wishes the people of this community, the generous hearts, constant and tireless support, the well-wishers and heartfelt smiles the sincerest THANK YOU. You are appreciated and most of all, loved.
   Lord in Heaven, take good care of Nick