Jan (Schaut) Campbell, 69, passed away in her home
surrounded by family on October 16, 2019.
Jan was born in Peoria, IL on March 31, 1950 to Edward
Livingston and Mildred (nee, Fuller) Schaut. She moved to Racine, WI in 1961
and graduated from Washington Park High School in 1968. She was a member of the
Racine Elks Youth National Champion Band and a staff writer for Drum Corps
World. She studied at UW Parkside and UW Milwaukee as well as Manpower’s
Business Secretarial School.
On January 3, 1976, Jan married Keith Campbell of
Burlington, WI. They met while working at the Haylofter’s Community Theatre
group and recently celebrated forty-three years of blissful marriage.
Jan had an extensive career as an executive secretary for
companies such as Rockwell Automation, Danfoss North America, Allied Van Lines
and the Charles Morris Newspaper Company.
Jan’s interests and hobbies included a prolific taste for
reading fiction, writing short stories, an avid fan of the Drum and Bugle Corps
activity as well as numerous other types of music and a frequent attendee of
the theater, opera, ballet and symphony. Jan had also visited many museums as a
hobby but was especially enamored with art museums of all eras and types
including the Calatrava Art Museum in Milwaukee, the MOMA
in New York and the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris which were all her
Jan is survived by her husband, Keith Maynard Campbell of
Fond du Lac, WI; brothers, David Christopher Schaut of Andover, NY, Charles
Edward (Vickie) Schaut of South Beloit, IL, Richard Wolfgang (Kim) Schaut of
Grass Valley, CA, Jonathan Arthur Schaut of Union Grove, WI, and a sister,
Amysue Hutchinson Schaut of Racine, WI.; her sisters-in-law, Kathleen Florence
(Mitchell) Kendall of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Stephanie Diane (Allen) Maass of
Waterford, WI and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Edward and Mildred Schaut; in-laws, Maynard and Janice Campbell and
niece, Jamie Lynn Schaut.
In following Jan’s wishes, a private family memorial will be
held, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to
the Agnesian Cancer Center or Agnesian Hospice Care.
Guestbook and tribute wall may
be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.