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Alice Campbell celebrates 100th birthday

Alice Campbell, 100, was honored with a celebration at City Park in Iron Mountain. From left are neighbor Diane Schewe, friend Judy Plaswirth of Kingsford, caretaker Brenda Krueger of Quinnesec, Campbell and granddaughter Rene Droese of Kingsford.

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman has celebrated a century of life.

Alice Campbell of Iron Mountain turned 100 on May 21.

She was born May 21, 1921, in Republic, daughter of the late Joseph and Mathilda Grant. She moved to Iron River at a young age and resided there most of her life.

Campbell relocated to Iron Mountain 12 years ago, after her companion of 25 years, John Angeloff, who died in 2014, was at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Campbell worked most of her life, including being an assessor in Iron County and Social Services.

Alice Campbell celebrated her 100th birthday with a special parade May 21. From left, with Campbell was her granddaughter, Rene Droese; Denise Derkes; Petra Matthews; and caretaker Brenda Krueger.

Although she retired at age 65, Campbell said she continued to stay active. “I did many jobs over the years with the city,” Campbell said.

She is a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Campbell was also involved in many organizations, including the Legion Auxiliary and Red Hat Society. She loved to play cards with her friends as well.

“I belonged to just about everything,” she said. “I was always getting into something.”

She had six children: James Langdon of Wabeno, Wis.; Geri Ebert of Bellevue, Wis.; Pat Langdon of New Berlin, Wis.; Rick Langdon of Bay Port, Wis.; and the late Marion Eliasson. She also has 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Her secret to longevity, she said, was “to keep on the go and having a lot of friends.”

In addition to her birthday parade, Alice’s family and friends had a celebration in her honor at City Park in Iron Mountain.

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