David Campbell


It’s too early but we have to say goodbye. Our brother and dear friend to many left us sadly and unexpectedly on July 7, 2022.

David Malcolm Campbell born on December 23, 1959 and preceded in death by his mother Marlys (2003) and Dr. Malcolm Campbell (2016). David was a twin to sister Judy and spent his early years growing up in NE Rochester later moving to SW Rochester. David attended Jefferson and Edison Elementary, later Central Junior High and graduating from Mayo High School in 1977. David enjoyed sports and played a lot of tennis and soccer but especially loved downhill skiing. After high school he traveled and found his way to ski destinations in Colorado, Wyoming and settling in Utah at the Snowbird resort where he excelled in his passion for skiing by demonstrating ski equipment and which was captured in Sports Illustrated and other magazines. After a knee injury David decided to find other pursuits and moved to San Francisco, CA to study sound engineering which became his new passion in life. David had other interests as well, after leaving San Francisco he returned to Minnesota and started work as a skilled construction worker in the Up Town of Minneapolis where he supervised and saw through demolition and remodeling of apartment buildings. He left that occupation in the early 1990s to pursue financial consulting in Hawaii for 3 years. Returning once again to Minnesota David made Rochester his final destination. David found the overall music scene boring and started his own column in local papers featuring bands that should be heard and become known as Book a band man and got the ball rolling arranging concerts and other entertainment venues. During this time he met his soul mate Laurie which blossomed into a wonderful 10 year romance that ended suddenly when he passed on July 7, 2022. David was a very bright individual who lived life in the fast lane. David was the sound man at Kathy’s Pub for some years and left that to pursue retirement spending, time with his love Laurie, family and friends. Laurie has 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 6 grandchildren that loved Dave as a father and grandfather. This hardworking, fun loving and short-tempered person will be missed by many. Immediately survived by sister Judy, brothers Bruce and Andrew, and the Laurie Dubois family.

A celebration of life will be held from 3-6pm on August 27, 2022 at Townie Bar & Grill at Soldiers Field Golf Course, Rochester.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of David may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

16 thoughts on “David Campbell

  1. Dave: I hope you knew how much we loved you. You were such an intelligent man and so very genuine. You would drop anything to help your family or friends. Your outdoorsmanship and love of adventures were contagious. The boys (the “Schmits”) miss you very much! Your memories with our family will be cherished forever. We love you: Ryan, Cheyenne, Kael and Silas

  2. Dave was a great man , he was my father’s neighbor and always took his trash to the curb every Friday. Last week I did it and today Laurie did. Always smiling and loved music. Prayers to everyone that has cried.

  3. David was truly a gifted athlete & an incredible intellect. Through the years it was fascinating to watch what course of action he took up next. A true chameleon, he had the ability to adapt, overcome, and succeed in any situation. The remaining family would like to express their sympathy & gratitude to both Laurie and his first wife Lisa Anton, formerly of San Francisco, for the years of happy life together they shared with David.

    May God finally rest his soul.

  4. Dave l want to thank for everything you have done for me and you will be missed god bless you

  5. I am totally shocked, and sadden to have read of the passing of Dave. My deepest regards, sympathy, and prayers are with everyone. Dave was a very kind hearted man. I grew up with the Campbell’s, and was a friend of Dave as well as his brother Bruce. We certainly had many adventures together growing up. I was very blessed to have reconnected with Dave, and Bruce before moving to FL. So long Dave you will definitely be missed!

  6. Dave was one of the smartest people I have ever met. He could have been anything he wanted and whatever he pursued he did it to the extreme. He made sure his Dad who was suffering from Alzheimer’s was not forgotten in his final years of life. Dave would push him in his wheelchair all over town, even bringing him to CJ’s lounge for a cold one or two. I would sit with them and always addressed him as Dr. Campbell, though I’m not sure he knew why, but Dave did and thanked me for it.
    Did I mention Dave took everything to the extreme? He bought a pristine King Ranch edition pickup and decked it out to the ‘Max’ with hopes of driving to Alaska with Laurie and their dog Pepin who absolutely adored Dave. Alas, the trip will never be made in the physical world, but knowing Dave I’m sure he’s already there and heading for bigger adventures!
    I miss you Dave, your mostly calm manner, your cooking skills and generosity. I know Laurie and Pepin are lost without you right now and I hope you’ve found peace. Take care my friend…

  7. Let’s go way back to Central Jr High where I first got to know Judy’s brother (and twin) David. So smart and such a good skier. Sure did tease his siblings too! Years later, both of us had a parent in Samaritan Bethany’s Memory care . David was unbelievably good to his father. He took great care of his dad. What a good guy!

  8. David, we had quite a time didn’t we. It is so sad to lose you, while I’m losing Judy too. You were a force of nature,

  9. Some 45 years from last seeing David, I remember vividly his intellect, humor, and gentleness (that seemed rare in the young men of the time 🙂 . I am holding David and his family in the light.

  10. Very sad news to hear of David’s passing.
    I was a good friend of David’s twin sister Judy, so I spent numerous hours at the Campbell home in junior high and high school.
    David was a force to be reckoned with.
    He was so smart. The teasing and the brotherly antics were non stop. Numerous silly and fun memories of David. Peace to all that loved him.

  11. I will love and miss you until the end of time.We sat and talked for hours about our new retirement together; trying to figure out what trips Pepin could come on…and how long Ojai our cat could stay home alone.And yes no doubt the most intelligent man i had ever met.My children my family became his …with open arms.

  12. Where will you go today my sweet?The rivers the mountains the oceans? Flying high sailing soaring staying in motion.So high above yet right next to me my love.I feel I will miss you for all my days.i will be seen staring deep into the sky in a gaze.You have been my strength for so long.Now hard to know where I belong.Yet with every tear i will fight my fear.I will keep myself grounded until my life has rounded.Back to you my sweet

  13. As one of the cousins I remember our family times together and the best times were hanging out with our cousins. When Andy, David’s brother got married David hosted the pre-celebration at the family house and it never looked so good. He was taking care of his dad and managing the house. When his father needed to go to a home David kept up their relationship. In August of 2016, I saw David in Rochester with my friend. He set us up at the roof top bar with a drink and a view of the city and we chatted for a while. I saw him again in May 2017 at their fathers Celebration of Life and met Laurie, the love of his life. He looked great and was happy. David, Judy, Andy and Bruce came to my father’s Celebration of Life in October of 2018. Even though he is gone I will remember him well and his love of music.

  14. I am so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I will remember his kindheartedness, his genuineness, his contagious smile and beautiful eyes. My heartfelt sympathy to Laurie and family and Dave’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a very special person who will be missed by so many. God Bless. May he rest in peace

  15. I am shocked and so sad! I only learned of this today. I knew David well. He was a genius!

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