Teresa Lynn Campbell, 34, passed away while living in Vero Beach, Florida on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
Teresa Lynn Campbell, 34, passed away while living in Vero Beach, Florida on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Memorial Mass will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski officiating. Friends may call on the family from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. The Sleepy Eye Honor Guard will provide Military Honors. Lunch to follow in the social room. Online condolences may be left at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Teresa was born on December 29, 1978 at Hill AFB, Utah to Betty and Steven Campbell. She moved to Ellsworth AFB, where she lived with her mother and older sister. As an Air Force "brat" she enjoyed exploring and embracing new places throughout her childhood. She still remembered her time at Kadena AB, Japan as she traveled with her mother in the Air Force. She enjoyed camping, basketball, volleyball and the beach, but most of all she enjoyed her Minnesota family and always thought of Sleepy Eye as her "home" away from home. She doubly enjoyed all the Mages family get-togethers at Christmas and the summer visits to play with her cousins. Teresa graduated from Douglas High School, Ellsworth AFB S.D. In 1997, she continued on to college at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science/ Spanish and minored in Japanese. During this time, Teresa served with the Minnesota Air National Guard (Twin Cities) for four years. She was on active duty for two years of the four years and was deployed to Saudi Arabia (Desert Storm) with the 133rd Airlift Wing. She served as a Security Forces specialist and also taught weapon training for her unit. She was discharged as a Staff Sgt/E-5. After graduating college, Teresa moved to Freeport, N.Y. (Long Island) and worked as a security manager for many businesses, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, CompuServe, Donald Trump and Martha Stewart. She was involved in setting up security for several federal courthouses, Social Security, and book signing for the author of the "Harry Potter" books. Teresa moved to Vero Beach, Fla., where she was employed by the University of Florida Environmental Management and was working on her Masters Degree in Organizational Behavioral Mgmt.
Teresa is survived by her mother, Betty Jass (Mages) of Lake Crystal; sister, Sandra K. Zimiga of Andrew AFB, MD.; nephew A. J. Zimiga of Castlewood, S.D.; grandmother Barbara Mages of Sleepy Eye; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins living in Minnesota.
Those preceding her in death, Grandfather Alphonse Mages, Uncle Chuck Strate, cousins Michael Gall, Douglas Mages, and Paula Mages.