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Great Lakes Shrine Association
Black Camel List for 2019
In Remembrance of those
visited by The Black Camel
 
"DEATH IS A BLACK CAMEL
THAT KNEELS UNBIDDEN
AT EVERY GATE."
 

Illustrious Sir William Myron 'Bill' Campbell Jr., PP

 September 26, 1946 - March 07, 2019

Potentate of Zorah Shrine - Terre Haute, Indiana in 1992

Illus. Sir William Myron "Bill" Campbell, Jr., PP, 72, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

He was born September 26, 1946, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to William Mryon Campbell and Clara Bernice Kirkpatrick Campbell.

Bill was a 1964 graduate of Garfield High School. He served in the United States Army Reserve and was deployed to active duty and stationed in Alaska. During his service in Alaska, he developed what would be a lifelong interest in Alaska and gold mining. Bill was able to return to Alaska in 2014.

He graduated from Indiana State University in 1978 and began teaching at West Vigo High School in 1982. He taught there until his retirement in 2010, serving as the West Vigo High School teacher and Vocational Department chairman. Bill had a major influence on his many students, including being famous for winning the canned food drives. He was responsible for creating the RATPACK at West Vigo. Some of Bill's other interests included NASCAR, hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge F & AM, Social Lodge #86, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, serving as Potentate in 1992, and Royal Order of Jesters Court #45, currently serving as impresario.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marilyn Jane Law Campbell, who he married January 27, 1968, in Oxford, Indiana; his daughter, Lynette Lee Campbell Hubbuch (Christopher); his siblings, Sharon Lee Ruddock, Myra Gayle Shew (Loren Ray) and Michael Andrew Campbell; his grandchildren, Lauren Lee Hubbuch and Christopher Andrew Campbell Hubbuch; his nieces and nephews, Donna Adams, Thomas Ruddock, John Ruddock, Rayetta Ferguson, Michael Shew, Daniel Shew, Julie Doane and Jessica Doane; and his brother and sister-in-law, Howard and June Boor.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Elsa Alberta Doane and Mark Daniel Campbell; and his brothers-in-law, George Thomas Ruddock and Charles Herschel Doane.

Services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd Street, West Terre Haute, Indiana. Pastor Bob Roush will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019. from 4 to 7 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Masonic services will be performed by F & AM, Social Lodge #86 at 7 p.m. on Friday. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at: www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com.

 

Illustrious Sir Robert Ronald York, PP

 May 20, 1947 - May 12, 2019

Potentate of Orak Shrine - Michigan City, Indiana in 2017 & 2018

Illus. Sir Robert Ronald York, PP, 71, of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 12, 2019 with loving family at his side.

Robert Ronald York was born on May 20, 1947 in Bangor, Maine to the late Ronald Alonzo and Catherine Louise York and was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Constance Joan York, whom he married on Sept. 5, 1967. He is survived by three children, Allen (Tammy) York of Amelia, OH, Shane (Jennifer) York of Danville, IN, and Patrick (Jennifer) York of Brownsburg, IN; his 6 grandchildren; and siblings, Margaret and Madaelynne, Hailey and Brady, and Kennedy and Harper York. He is also survived by his brother, Brian York and his faithful boxer Toby, who has been adopted by Bob's granddaughter Hailey.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, Bob returned home and attended Husson College in Bangor, Maine, graduating with a 4.0 average. Upon graduation Bob was employed by the Internal Revenue Service.

He completed his MBA from Indiana University's School of Business and Economics in 2001 and retired from the IRS with 32 years of service in 2005. He was most proud of his additional careers as a self-employed accountant, tax preparer, professor of accounting at local community colleges, and as an advisor to small businesses in South Bend, IN. He and his wife Connie enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and other adventures. A longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, Bob recently completed 18 months as Potentate of Orak Shrine in Michigan City, Indiana. He loved reading and collected more books than he could ever read, and often gave them to his friends and family.

A kind, caring, and giving man to his family and friends, he accepted and loved all of them. In retirement he especially enjoyed his grandchildren's numerous sports, school, and music activities and generously encouraged them in all their pursuits. They were a constant source of joy to him.

Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Baker Funeral Home, Danville, with a Masonic Service at 4:30 pm. The Funeral Service will begin at 5:00 pm in the funeral home. A reception will be held from 5-7 pm at Phi Delta Kappa, 801 Phi Delta Kappa Dr., Danville, IN 46112.

In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the Endowment Fund of , a Colorado corporation, for the use and benefit of the Chicago Hospital.

Published in South Bend Tribune on May 16, 2019.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southbendtribune/obituary.aspx?n=robert-ronald-york&pid=192895922&fhid=24880

 
 
 

Illustrious Sir L. Milton McClure, PP

 

 August 23, 1941 - July 12, 2019

 

Potentate of Ansar Shrine - Springfield, Illinois in 2000

 

Illus. Sir L. Milton McClure;/, PP, 77, of Springfield, formerly of Beardstown, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born August 23, 1941 in Chicago, IL, to Lloyd Milton McClure and Margaret Steadman McClure.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Suzanne [Monts] McClure, three children, Merredith (Alan) Dodds of Champaign; Lloyd M. “Trey” (Dhey) McClure of Chicago; and Kelly (Eric) Grady of Mt. Sterling, four grandchildren, Benjamin Dodds and Caroline Dodds of Dallas, TX; Carlee and Camryn Grady of Mt. Sterling, one brother, George S. (Wyllia) McClure of Beardstown and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son L. Matthew McClure.

Mr. McClure graduated from Beardstown High School in the Class of 1959. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Accountancy and from University of Illinois College of Law. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, being named a Significant Sig in 2012. After graduation he worked as a CPA for Arthur Anderson Accounting Firm in Chicago before he was called into service in the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star. He then returned to Beardstown, IL where he joined the family law firm and practiced law for 45 years, retiring in 2014.

Mr. McClure was a member of the Board of Regents for the State of Illinois from 1982 to 1993. He was a member of Cass Lodge #23 AF&AM in Beardstown, serving as Master of the Lodge in 1983; ANSAR Shrine, serving as Potentate in 2000; and the Royal Order of Jesters. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Beardstown and an associate member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield. He was a Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. Cass Lodge #23 AF&AM will conduct Masonic Rites at 1:45 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019. A brief Memorial Service will begin at 2 pm followed by visitation until 5 pm, all at the funeral home. A private family burial with Military Honors will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

 
               
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