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Joshua Alan Campbell

(May 2, 1984 - Feb. 14, 2014)

Joshua Alan Campbell of Alliance, Neb., died suddenly in his sleep on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Powell. He was 29.

Josh attended the Art Institute of Colorado, majoring in culinary arts and though he chose not to make a career in the food industry, he enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was also accomplished in the art of taxidermy, having learned the necessary skills working alongside his stepfather.

Josh’s hobbies included a love of hunting, fishing and anything that kept him outdoors. He also took after his Grandpa Kahler by becoming an excellent poker player.

He was always willing to lend a hand to others in need and was well-known for his sense of humor and kind heart. Josh will be missed very much by everyone who knew him.

Josh is survived by his mother Barbara (Kahler) Whitfield and stepfather John Porras of Alliance, Neb. Also mourning his loss are his sister Heather (Campbell) and her spouse Tom Sterner, their children Tristen, Deven and Eden Sterner of Arvada, Colo.; sister Michelle Hopkins and her spouse Matt Bright, their son Eric Hopkins of Boston, Mass.; brother Peter Campbell of Denver, step-grandparents Juan and Anita Porras of Chadron, Neb., his godparents Glen and Julie (Hofeldt) Kahler of Colome, S.D., and an untold number of extended family and friends.

Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonhart and Dorothy (Story) Kahler of Colome, S.D.

A lunch will be held in his honor at the Legion in Colome, S.D., on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2-5 p.m. All are welcome to attend as they celebrate Josh’s life and the legacy of love he left behind.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at or to P.O. Box 807 Powell, WY, 82435.

1 comment

  • posted by Barbara Whitfield

    April 03, 2014 4:17 pm

    I wished we would know when our maker calls us home If i knew Josh I would of talked forever,looked at your wonderful smile,Asked for more bear hugs and good night hugs because I would of never let you go Now My memories are treasures and kept safe near my heart.We will meet again Love You Mom

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