Charles Ross Campbell ‘Ross’

Mr. Ross Campbell of Port Washington, formerly of New Haven, Conn., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Newcastle Place in Mequon. He was 87 years old.

Ross was born on May 5, 1932, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the son of Errol C. and Zoe E. Sparks Campbell.  

He attended local schools, graduating from Gatton College in Queensland before emigrating to the United States at the age of 23.

On Feb. 3, 1968, Ross was united in marriage with Carol Nicklas at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Conn. The couple lived in Hamden and Old Saybrook, Conn., before moving to Port Washington with their two daughters in 1981.

Carol preceded Ross in death in January 2019.

 Mr. Campbell was a sales manager for Rad-Con Manufacturing, retiring in 2001.  He and his wife Carol also ran Portside Gifts in downtown Port Washington before a fire destroyed the premises in 1984.

Mr. Campbell was a member of St. Simon the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Port Washington, Ozaukee Lodge #17 F&AM and Wisconsin Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Milwaukee, was the past associate Bethel guardian for Bethel #60 of the Job’s Daughters International and a member of the Association of Iron & Steel Engineers and Wire Association International.

 He is survived by daughters Heidi (Brad) Behlke of Pewaukee and Gretchen (Robert) Berthiaume of Racine; grandchildren Alexis “Ali” Neylon, Gabi Berthiaume and Haley and Braden Behlke; and great-grandson Nate Neylon. He is further survived by cherished nieces Anna, Pam, Barb, Sharon, and Janet, other family and many friends.  

He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, parents Errol and Zoe Campbell and sisters Coralie Thorogood and Jill Kaye.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at St. Simon the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 3448 Green Bay Rd., Port Washington. Father Julian Hills will preside.

The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. until the services at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Spina Bifida Association of Wisconsin, 830 N. 109th St., Suite 6, Wauwatosa, WI 53226,

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at



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