A Celebration of Life for 36 year old Jessica (Nelson) Campbell of Denison, formerly of Manning will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 2 - 4 PM at the Aspinwall Community Hall in Aspinwall, Iowa.
Jessica Lynn, was born July 12, 1985, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Scott and Jane (Stracke) Nelson. When she was in first grade, she moved with her mom to Manning. She graduated from Manning High School in 2003. After a short break from schooling, Jessica attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City and became a Registered Nurse. She then became a manager at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison before working as a traveling nurse, mostly in Iowa.
In 2008, Jessica was united in marriage with John Campbell. They made their home in Denison and had two children, Lily and Gavin. The couple later divorced.
Jessica was a fun-loving soul. She enjoyed traveling and taking vacation anywhere in or near the water. She lived life to the fullest and lived life by the seat of her pants. Jessica loved people and would make friends on a moment's notice.
On Monday, June 20, 2022, Jessica passed away at her home in Denison, attaining the age of 36 years, 11 months and 8 days.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Barb and Bernard Stracke and Bill and Marilyn Nelson.
Jessica is survived by her parents, Jane and husband Joe Herbers of Manning and Scott Nelson of Dubuque; children, Lily and Gavin Campbell of Denison; siblings: Reannan Nelson of Manilla; Carlie and husband Casey Wilkie of Glenwood; Joey Herbers and fiancée Tess Rademacker of Manning; nieces and nephews: Brylee, Preslee, Rhett, Rebel, Rylee and Preston; best friend, Amanda Segebart of Charter Oak; and by numerous aunts, uncles and friends.
Celebration Of Life on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Aspinwall Community Hall, Aspinwall, Iowa
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning in charge of arrangements.
"Jess made working night shifts at CCMH a blast. Her jokes and wittiness is legendary. I can still hear her laughing. We all lost an amazing friend and human being. We are all so lucky to have had her be a part of our lives. I?m praying for her family and friends at this devastating loss. "
"Reannan, Carlie, and Joey,
I am sorry for your loss and am thinking of you. It is never easy to lose a sibling, especially one so young and full of adventure.
"My coworkers and friends at the BCH ER lost a dear friend and coworker. Jess was always kind to me and never made me feel inferior. She always could make me laugh and when she would sing part of a line of a song, I would finish it. I would love when she would show up for her shifts, armed with snacks and her quick wit. She was calm in stressful situations and always so fun to work with. Jess taught me so much in the short year that I got to be a part of her life. I will never forget her and am still in shock that she is gone. I am thinking of her kids and family as they face the road ahead without her. ?? Sending you all love."
"I met Jess working @ CCMH, she made me mad so I stole the ear pieces off of her stethoscope and hid them. She laughed so hard when she found out, we became instant friends. She was one of the most creative people I knew. She always had the craziest ideas and a wicked sense of humor. She was fun to work with and to hang out with. She was one of those friends I could go awhile without seeing and then just pick up right where we left off. I?ll miss her laugh, her late night text messages and her creative ideas she always came up with. Love you my friend and may you be at peace. "
"Fly high. You are loved and will be remembered. "
"I am so very sorry to hear this. You have our deepest sympathies and may God be lifting you all up and caring for your needs now until you can see through your tears and remember happier times spent with Jess."
"I am so sorry for your loss Jane, Lilly and family. Are thoughts and prayers are with you guys."