ERIK DAVID CAMPBELLErik David Campbell, 47, formerly of Duluth, was found dead in his Mesa, Ariz.
Erik David Campbell, 47, formerly of Duluth, was found dead in his Mesa, Ariz., home on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, the second son of Phil and Kay Campbell and moved to Duluth in September of that year.
Erik attended Congdon Park Elementary School, Ordean Junior High, East Junior High (Superior), and East Senior High, Duluth, graduating in1984.
He moved to the Twin Cities in the late 1980's, first living with friends and then, in 1990, sharing a home with another friend and his sister. While there, he worked at various jobs before deciding to move to the Phoenix, Arizona area in 1993 and eventually buying a home in Mesa. It was at this time that he decided to introduce himself as Dave Campbell, and by using his middle name, he felt that he was starting a new life.
While living there, he worked for America West Airlines until he severely injured his ankle. He then went to work for Superstitions Trailers, a large-truck servicing company. By 2009, due to several ankle surgeries, being in constant pain and struggles with his health, he decided to stop working. He enjoyed hunting for and having late 1960's Pontiac muscle cars restored and was a member of the Cactus GTO Club. He also enjoyed collecting toy cars and exchanging them with his father.
Erik David is survived by his mother, Kay Campbell, Duluth; father, Phil Campbell, Kaserslautern, Germany; brother, Douglas Campbell, (wife, Liz and son, Nathan) Northville, Mich.; sister, Lara, (Jay), West Springfield, Mass.; his estranged wife, Brooke, Phoenix and his beloved cat Poly Ester.
PRIVATE FAMILY MEMORIAL SERVICE: will be held sometime in May at the Unitarian Universalist church in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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