Memorial services for Ralph Winfield “Win” Campbell, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 am, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at First Southern Baptist Church.
He died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Win was born August 15, 1942, in Lawrence, the son of Ralph Golden and Ruth Hayes Peck Campbell. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1960.
Win was the owner of multiple Downtown Lawrence businesses since 1964. Most notable: Campbell’s Clothing and Winfield House. He was a former Downtown Lawrence President and Board Member, and Former Vice-Chair of the Douglas County Republican Party. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and John Wayne fan. Win’s passion after his wife, Linda, was gardening – we’re not sure which came first.
Win married Linda Sue Midyett on July 16, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include Daughters: Carrie Gerace, Merritt Island, FL and Megan King, Lawrence, KS; Son: Ken Campbell, Olathe, KS; Sisters: Susan Noon, Spotsylvania, VA and Nancy Byers, San Antonio, TX; and 8 Grandchildren
A visitation will take place at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home from 5-6 pm Monday, January 1, 2018.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions made to the Veritas Christian School or Cottonwood Inc, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Dear Linda, Sorry to be so late in sending a message of condolence to you. It is still hard to believe that Win has passed on. Your family’s presence in Lawrence has been such a joy. Win always had such a warm, friendly spirit! I’m sure he will be greatly missed. Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time, Candy Davis
Linda, you are in my prayers. Your friends and family will be a great source of comfort and support for you. Only those that have lost a spouse knows exactly the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. Prayers to you and your family.
I’m so sorry to hear about Win, Linda. I remember the year he was sick in grade school and I would take his homework to him and take the old homework back to the teacher. I loved seeing you at the reunions and talking with you. God speed.
Linda, Carrie, Megan, and Ken,
Our city has lost a “founding father”! The Campbell family has served Lawrence for generations with integrity, caring concern for customers’ satisfaction, and genuine friendships. Win embodied the finest characteristics of a man. The Linda/Win team fit together to serve others like salt/pepper greeting customers with smiles, humor, and warm friendship. My heartfelt prayers to all of you for this great loss in your lives, and in the lives of Main Street Lawrence. So sorry I was not in town to personally hug you all, but I am holding you close to my heart in loving memories.
To the family of Win. I only knew your father and mother as a client of their home stores. I don’t live in Lawrence, but would consider it my favorite stop when visiting. Your father always greeted me by name and made me feel very special. I am so sorry for your loss. I will certainly miss his graciousness.
Linda and family,
So very sorry to hear of Win’s passing. In a word, he was one of the most gracious individuals I’ve every known. It was a privilege to work with you both years ago. Your family is a Lawrence treasure.
So sorry for your loss. I was shocked to learn of Win’s passing. He was one of the great ones.
To Linda and Family….
I am so sad to learn of Win’s passing… Our families go way back… Win was a good man, wonderful father, and great friend… We will all miss him…
Linda, sorry to be so slow to respond, but I just lost my brother. I never knew Win except as an extension of you, but he always seemed so upbeat. My prayers are with you and the family. May you find joy and comfort in memories.
To the Campbell family-Losing Win is huge to each of you, each in your own way. He led a good life and gave not only to his family but his community. May you find peace in the loving thoughts of all he meant to you.
Linda, Kathy and I are very sorry for your loss. We are fortunate to have known Win and to have called him our friend. Everything he touched he always made better and he set the example for the rest of us on how to do things the right way. We will miss his smile and wise counsel and his love of Country and family. May God Bless you and your entire family as you remember your wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Linda and Family,
So sorry to lose Win. Also regret that we were so long in getting to know our cousin. We will always miss his wit and willingness to “learn” new and crazy card games at our reunions.
We will continue to pray for all of you.
I am enormously honored to have known and worked for Win. He was a remarkable man who’s life truly made a difference for so many.
My heartfelt condolences to Linda, Ken, Carrie and Megan.
Linda and family…so sorry to hear about the passing of Win. He was a true gentleman and a great influence on me during my college years. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Linda, Carrie, Megan, and Ken, we are thinking of you and sharing in your feelings of loss. We have good memories of you from the earliest days of getting to know you. Win was so proud of his family and that showed right to the last days when Gary got to spend some time with him. He will be missed by the many people in Lawrence who knew and respected him.
Linda, Danny and I were so sad to hear about Win. You set a wonderful example to all of us as a loving couple. His contributions to the community were valued and respected. I’m sure your family have many wonderful memories to share of your happy times together. May you find comfort in your faith and loving family.
Linda, Danny and I were so sad to hear about the Win. You set a wonderful example to all of us as a loving couple. His contributions to the community were valued and respected. I’m sure your family have many wonderful memories to share of your happy times together. May you find comfort in your faith and loving family.
He will be missed by so, so many people who knew him. Really cherish the times we had together. We’ll never forget him. Our broken hearts are sad for you, Linda, and your whole family.
We are saddened to learn about Win, and send our sympathy to you and your family. Mike purchased many a suit at Campbell’s with the gracious help of Win and his father. May your memories sustain you at this sad time. Mike and Linda Harding
Linda, our sympathies to you & your family. Words are never enough but know we are thinking of you. Linda & Jon Ingalls
Our condolences to Linda and Ken and the entire Win Campbell family. Win was a
gentleman’s gentleman. He did
everything the right way and with class. As he will be sorely missed by family, friends and everybody who knew him, his
Influence on countless people, myself included, will endure. Rest
in Peace., Win. Your work is done.
Linda, Betsy and I are so sorry about the loss of Win. Condolences to you and all the Campbell family. Win and I went all the way through public school together, and several of us classmates (Win, Steve E., John H., and I) lived within a two-block radius and played all sorts of sandlot games together. Sweet memories of Win’s smile and sociability will stay with us.
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Win’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our younger years from grade school thru college and our reunions. May God bless you and your family.
Win was such a fine gentleman who we always enjoyed greeting in Windield House or around town…..a true Lawrence icon. He will forever be missed. Rest In Peace, Win.
Linda and family – Win was one of my very favorite Lawrence High School classmates. Always a very, very class act. I am so sorry he is gone. My hope is that he did not suffer from anything. Bless you, Linda. Be strong!
So sorry to see this in my email. A loss to the entire city as well as family and friends.
Thinking of you so much and pray the Lord will bless & comfort you. Win was a great example to all of us in his class.
Linda, I remember being so pleased when you, one of my DG sisters, got engaged to Win. You made a great couple. I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories help sustain you.
Linda, I am so sad to hear of Win’s death. I so much enjoyed our visits at the store and when he stopped in at the water district office. Duke was waiting for him across the rainbow bridge. They are now together and going for one of their walks. Love to you and your family.
Ernie & I are so sorry for your loss. What have great memories of our classmate. He always had a smile for all. Linda, our thoughts are with you and the family.
WIn was a good man, and I was always looking forward to visiting with both of you upon my several return trips to Lawrence-
I know that brother(Jerry) will be visiting with you soon. I forward my condolences with him-
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. This isn’t an easy time for you, but you can make it through….never forgetting your love for each other. God pulled me through the death of my first husband after a difficult illness and He will support you, too. We will keep you in our prayers each day. Fondly, Carolyn Smart Smith Manlowe
Dear Linda, often when I think back about my years in college, I think not about the classes or basketball games but about the hours I spent working with you and Win and the rest of the cast of characters at Campbell’s. Those were great times that I will never forget. Win played such an important part in my life back then and I will never forget him, either. I am so sad to hear this news but so glad to have known him. My deepest condolences to you and the family.
Linda I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Win and how he and Jerry Morton would clown around in high school and keep us all in stitches! He will be missed by so many
Linda, Win is not really gone. He lives on in the memories of us all. He has simply gone down the road and turned the corner so that he is no longer in sight.
Linda,Bob and I are so sorry for your loss of Win. He will be missed. You both were so warm and friendly when I came into the store. May God give you strength and faith in the following days.
Louise Howard (Herschell )
Linda and family
So sorry to hear about Win. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.
Linda, it was such a shock to see the notice in the paper. I respected Win. He was one of the good ones. Prayers and sympathy to you and your family.
Linda and family: so very sorry for the loss of Win. I remember him as an LHS classmate who was always smiling. Thinking of you…..
Linda and Family
I am saddened by your loss of Win. Haven’t seen y’all in years, but remember you both fondly from school. i hold you both close in my memories of Lawrence.
I’m so sorry to hear about Win. He was a big part of Bill’s early years and I know how hard this is for you and the kids. My prayers are with you. Love, Becky Zook
Linda, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Memories will be wonderful. Tony and Patty
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Campbell’s passing. Quinn has learned so much from all of you and considers himself part of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of such a memorable man.
Linda sorry for your loss, Win was a good friend and class mate.
Linda, Ken & family- It makes me so sad to hear about Win. Your family is such an example of love & friendship. Win will be missed by many- You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Linda: what an awful loss. Your friend, partner and husband for so many years. I hold you in my heart and prayers. Martha Allen
Linda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Win, a good, well respected, long time friend. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Marie and I extend our our most sincere condolences to you and your entire family for your loss of Win. There is no amount of expectation that reduces the pain and grief. May you once again find peace and happiness.
Sad to hear of your loss Linda.
Linda, I was saddened to hear about Win;s passing, My thoughts are
with you and your family,
I pray the love of friends and family will help with the healing process of your grief.
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. May you find peace in the memories of your life together. Although I did not know Win, I gather he was really a great guy and I know you will always miss him.
Linda and family.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed our visits with you and Win when we came to the store. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Linda and family,
We were so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Winn’s passing. Our hearts are so heavy for you and your family at this time. You all are so much like family to us and we hurt for you. We will miss his wonderful smile and hugs! We will keep you in our hearts and prayers. Much love, Gail Meier and Angie Minor
Linda, I am so very sorry. It was always such a bright spot in my day to run into you and Win or see you both at the store. His friendliness and kindness to his customers reminded me of my dad and that wonderful generation of downtown merchants, including Ralph. Win was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to you and Ken and all your family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you.
Sorry for your loss. Win was a great guy. Always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.
I am sad to learn that Win is gone. He has made a difference in the lives of many Lawrencians and his friendly, direct manner will be missed by all who knew him. You and your family are in my heart as you go through this painful transition to your lives without him.
We are so sorry for your loss Linda. We are also sorry to lose such a wonderful guy, classmate and friend. Our sympathy to you and your family.
This hurts so much- all my love and heartfelt sympathy- Kathy Shuck(Bowman)
Dear Linda, my heart just sank for you when I learned of Win’s passing. You two have been pillars of the identity of Lawrence and two of the sweetest people I know. My deepest condolences to you and your family
Linda, so sorry for your loss. Win was such a great guy and always made everyone feel like he was their best friend. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
So very sorry to hear of Win’s passing. He was a classic. Many fond memories from our past
Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Win’s passing. He was a great guy and he will be missed. You and your family, are in my prayers.
Linda, I am sadden to hear about Win. He handled his illness with so much dignity. You have been so close, you will really miss him. I wish you strength in the months ahead, God Bless.
Linda, Ken, Megan and family,
Win will always hold a special place in our hearts. His smile and warmth brought so much to so many. I will always cherish the big hug he gave me a few weeks ago.
Keeping you all close to our hearts.
Linda and family,
Our hearts are heavy with sadness as we learned about Win. We are grateful for his friendship and for yours Linda. We will remember his wonderful sense of humor, and that winning smile. Thinking of you all with love.
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