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August 1, 1929 to April 21, 2018 - Longtime Estacada resident Fred Campanella passed away April 21, 2018.

Fred CampanellaLongtime Estacada resident

Fred Campanella passed away

peacefully, surrounded by his

loving family on April 21,

2018. He was 88.

A funeral service will be held

11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5,

2018 at Estacada First Baptist

Church. A private family graveside

will follow at Philip E.

Linn Cemetery in Estacada.

Fred was born on August 1,

1929 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1941 the family moved to

Oregon. Shortly after that, John and Fred started Campanella's

Market. At the same time, he was attending

Estacada School District when he met Leona Lynch.

Fred proposed in 1947 when he was 17 and she was

16. After they married, they moved the Seaside.

He started working at Safeway and they moved to

Astoria where he started working for Piggly Wiggly.

Fred worked hard and took over the store in 1960. It

was truly a family owned and operated store. Fred

and Leona had nine children but sadly they lost one

child at birth. Some of the kids worked in the store

while others helped Leona at home. In 1967 Fred and

Leona bought a 70-acre farm on Eagle Creek Road.

Fred closed the store in 1971. In the mid 1980's Freds

grandchildren began helping on the farm. Then in

2006, Fred and Leona stopped farming and sold the

land and equipment.

Fred is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Leona;

sons, John (Nila), Hank (Jan), Frank (Ida), Ben;

daughters, Marie (Ron), Caron, Becky (Don), Laurie

(Terry); 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and

many nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death

by his parents, three siblings, and a son Christopher.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Cancer Center

for Children and Smile Train.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.

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