CCSNA Trustee Nominee - 2023
I was born in Buffalo, New York to Howard and Hazel (Scholl) Campbell in 1953. My father was born in Canada to Peter and Fern (Harker) Campbell.
I am 1st generation American on my father’s side but on my mother’s side, we have been in the United States since before the Revolutionary War.
Tom and I are actively researching my Campbell Paternal line using both Y-DNA and birth, marriage and death records.
I grew up in upstate New York. I graduated from Gowanda High School in 1971 and joined the U.S. Navy in July 1971.
I met my husband, Tom Duescher in 1974, while we were stationed in Sicily, Italy.
We married in March of 1976. I stayed in the U.S. Navy until 1981 and left the service as a 1st Class Petty Officer. I left the U.S. Navy in order to raise my sons, Brian and Scott Duescher.
In 1984, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves in order to complete my 20 years of service and to get full military benefits. While in the U. S. Navy Reserves, I attended college, graduating and receiving an Associate and Bachelor Science Degree in Business from the University of Minnesota. In the military, I achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7). I was in charge of enlisted personnel and making sure that they had completed the requirement to advance to the next level in their Navy Career. I retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1995 completing 21 years of service to my country.
I was a member of the JAYCEE and served on multiple committees as chairman. I became a member of the National Chiefs Association of Minnesota; I was the Treasurer for 2 years before moving to Wisconsin from Minnesota. I am currently an active member of our local American Legion Post 363 here in Denmark, Wisconsin. Tom and I are currently members of Clan Campbell Society NA since 2019.
I am a proud mother of 2 sons and grandmother of 7 grandchildren.
Tom and I have traveled the world. We were able to visit Inveraray Castle in 2016.
Tom and I have on our bucket list to return to Inveraray Castle the next time CCSNA plans their trip to Scotland.