In Memoriam

Linda Mydland
2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Linda Lou Veronica Campanian Mydland. After a brave fight with leukemia Linda slipped away quietly surrounded by her loving family on May 2, 2021.

Linda was born in Great Falls on August 24, 1962 to Leo and Elinor Campanian. She was the youngest of four children. Linda grew up in the close community of Sweetgrass sharing the trials and joys of life with her brothers, sister, nieces, and other family as well as many friends and neighbors. She attended grade school in Sweetgrass and graduated from North Toole County High School in Sunburst. Linda’s love for the people of this community stayed with her throughout her life and she willingly shared her time with them.

Following High School, Linda attended Kinsman Business University where she received a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Fashion remained an important part of her life. She always presented herself with class and loved shopping for a bargain.

She also attended Carroll College for Business Administration.

Linda began her career in international trade and logistics in 1989, in 1994 she obtained her individual Customs Broker License and later also became a Certified Customs Specialist. She joined A.N. Deringer as an employee in 1994 where she proudly served until her passing. She was an integral part of their leadership team serving as their Western District Manager. Throughout Deringer she was known for her integrity, her strong sense of customer service, and her unfailing dedication. Linda spoke highly of the people at Deringer. She genuinely cared and valued the friendships she made within the company and among her clients. She will be greatly missed.

Linda was so proud to be Mrs. Mydland. She married the love of her life, David Mydland, on July 21, 2001. They were married at the family cottage in Waterton, AB. A place that was dear to Linda’s heart throughout her life. She loved spending time there with her beloved Uncle Rome Meisser and special cousin, Judy Wright.

As both Linda and Dave’s careers required travel and time away, they cherished their time together at home in Shelby. They also cherished the summers and holidays when Dave’s boys, Darin and Dillon, were with them. Linda loved them, worried over them, and was always so proud of their accomplishments. They became her boys.

Linda was a caregiver: caring for her much-loved mother-in-law, Janiece Mydland, and her brother, Howard Campanian, at the end of their lives.

She loved to give gifts. Especially the elegant and sparkling jewelry that her sister, Carmella, created and Linda marketed. She was so proud of Carmella and enjoyed sharing these creations. I’m sure that everyone who knew Linda has been a recipient of a gift.

Linda also loved to play cards and she often formed close friendships with elderly people sharing time with them playing cards, visiting, and bringing a gift.

Linda’s family, especially her siblings, where always front and center in her life. She was in contact with them almost every day and strongly took to heart each of their joys and sorrows. Over the years she became very close to her brother-in-law, Lew Grill, and in recent years she happily welcomed and has loved Danny’s girlfriend, Rachel Kleinert.

Through the long months of cancer treatment Linda formed many new friendships with her doctors and the nurses. She often expressed her high regard for them and mentioned how caring and loving they were to her. She remembered their names and always referred to them by name.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Elinor Campanian; her brothers, Leo John, Frank, Howard, and Bob Campanian; and her sisters, Lucia Nelson and Margaret (Pug) Michaels.

She is survived by her husband, Dave; stepsons, Darin (Tonya) and Dillon (Alyssa) Mydland; sister, Carmella Campanian-Grill (Lewis Grill); brother, Danny Campanian (Rachel Kleinert); nieces, Francis Campanian, Sandy Campanian, Shirley Nelson, Donna Ray Winchell and Jasmine Anderson; nephews, Jim Michaels, Colter Campanian, Nathan Grill, and Adam Grill; as well as a loving extended family and countless friends.

During Linda’s illness she realized the importance of blood and platelet donations. In lieu of flowers or gifts please consider giving the gift of life in her honor. Donations can also be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Information following.

Linda will be deeply missed. May she rest in the loving and caring hands of angels.

Memorial mass will be Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 10:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Sunburst.

If not able to attend you can click on link to watch live stream service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86724715258?pwd=UWtBbTBFYzZWa0pRVGVOeFVYK2lvUT09

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Sam Weber
2019


Pompton Lakes – Samuel B. Weber of Pompton Lakes, NJ, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Devoted husband of Abbe (nee: Nadler). Loving father to Nathan (Laurel) and Marley. Cherished grandfather to Liam. Dear brother to Donna (Irwin). Sam worked as the Senior Sales Director for North America at Amber Road Inc., in East Rutherford, NJ. He was recognized as salesman of the year numerous times, and was deeply respected and adored by his co-workers. Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway (Route 4 West), Fair Lawn, NJ. Burial to follow at Beth El Cemetery, 735 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ. Donations in memory of Samuel B. Weber may be made to a local animal rescue.

Joel Junker
2019


Joel Rudi Junker, 69, of Seattle, Washington, and Solana Beach, California, passed away on August 31, 2019. Joel was born in Eldora, Iowa, to Gordon and Anita Junker on January 22, 1950. He attended Valparaiso University, Indiana, where he was the Student Senate President, and graduated with a Political Science degree in 1972. Joel studied internationally at Cambridge University, England (1970) and in Reutlingen, Germany (1972). He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, in 1977, where he was Editor in Chief of the Cal Western International Law Journal. Joel returned to the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall, where he received his LL.B (Honors) in 1978. Joel discovered his love of rowing at Trinity Hall and rowed competitively for much of his life.

Joel was a customs and trade attorney and the founder of a specialty international trade law firm, Joel R. Junker & Associates, in 1991. He was a member of the California and Washington State Bar Associations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. In 2001, Joel was considered for the position of Commissioner of Customs under former President George Bush. In 2014, he formed a partnership with Matt Nakachi (Junker & Nakachi) with whom he continued his law practice.

Joel married his college sweetheart, Laura Dangel, in 1973. After being widowed, he remained a bachelor until meeting Jeanette Taylor, his life partner, in 2009. He was a devoted brother, uncle, and friend. Joel had many interests outside of law. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading for pleasure, playing and listening to all kinds of music, traveling; especially to visit family and friends in the States and Europe, and spending time at his beach home. He was also the author of two published works of fiction, That Boy from Nazareth and The Atwelle Confession, penned under Joel Gordonson. He had also completed a third unpublished novel and was working on a fourth. Joel’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Joel is preceded in death by his wife, Laura (Dangel) Junker; father and mother, Gordon and Anita (Rudi) Junker; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Victor and Marjorie Dangel (Young); sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Junker) and Eric Pyle; sister-in-law, Linda (Dangel) Black; and grand-niece, Amy Hild.

Joel is survived by his life partner, Jeanette Taylor; sisters, Donna Brosdahl (Dennis) and Karen McCoy (John); brothers-in-law, Daniel Dangel (Cathy) and Dayton Dangel (Maria); four nephews; seven nieces; five grand-nephews; and seven grand-nieces.

He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Community Lutheran Church, Escondido, CA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.donate3.cancer.org, as cancer touched many of the lives of those Joel loved.

Donnie Barnes
2015


MOORE, SC– Donnie Bailey Turbeville Barnes, 68, of Moore, SC, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Rosecrest. Born June 30, 1947, in Gaston County, NC, reared in Lincolnton, NC, she was the daughter of Donie Shults Denton of Lincolnton, NC and the late Morrison (Bill) L. Bailey.
Donnie was a 1965 graduate of Lincolnton High School and held several degrees from USC-Columbia. She retired from BMW as a manager of Customs Compliance. She was also a member of Joy Lutheran Church.

Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Edward N. Barnes; step-father, Carroll Denton of Lincolnton, NC;, daughter, Kelly McDill (Howard) of Asheville, NC; son, Michael Kiser of Wilmington, NC; step-daughters, Stephanie Marshall of Illinois and Monica Gray (Dr. Ronald) of Spartanburg, SC; brothers, Michael Bailey (Judy) of Taylorville, NC and Stephen Bailey (Jeannie) of Vale, NC; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2:30 – 3:30 PM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Joy Lutheran Church, 3980 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Moore, SC 29369. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM, at the Church, conducted by the Rev. Lane Bembenek. Burial will be in Westwood Memorial Gardens, 6101 Reidville Road, Moore, SC 29369 immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joy Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3980 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Moore, SC 29369.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
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