James "Jim" Robert Patrick Campe passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 26th, 2021 in Colorado Springs, CO with his family by his side. While his heart and mind wanted to carry on to spend more time with loved ones and experience life, his body could no longer fight and he succumbed to kidney and respiratory failure. He was 69 years old and lived in Florissant, CO with his love and partner, Joseph.
Jim was born to Gerald and Alice Campe in Chicago, IL on June 7, 1952. He was one of 7 children; he is survived by 5 of his siblings who affectionately called him “Jimmy”, all of whom miss him and shared a love with him. Jim is also survived by his partner Joseph, 3 daughters, Catherine, Megan and Emily, and their mother, Marian, their spouses and 5 grandchildren.
Jim was a warm, generous and loving person. He always appreciated a good joke, and traditions were important and joyous for him. He started working at IREA as a janitor, got his college degree while working there and helping to raise 3 daughters, and progressed to become an electrical engineer, thus building his entire career at IREA. He worked hard for his family and prioritized time with them through daddy/daughter dates, vacations and holidays. Jim’s family meant more to him than anything else in the world; he loved being a father and a “Gramps,” and was a loving and devoted partner to Joseph. Jim was immensely proud of his daughters, encouraging them to be anything they wanted, and he spoiled them rotten. He never missed a birthday and still believed in the magic of Christmas. Jim was a man of faith, loved bike rides, the mountains, snow and had a huge sweet tooth. He had a contagious laugh that warmed your heart. In Jim’s retirement, he enjoyed relaxing, reading books, taking walks, looking at the mountains and wildlife from his porch and visiting his grandchildren.
He will always be loved and always be missed. His passions resulted in many memorable items to represent his love for those that survive him, including countless notes that he wrote for his children’s school lunches, handmade chairs for his grandchildren, numerous handmade holiday decorations, recorded birthday songs and much more.
Services will be held in Florissant, CO in the springtime with details to be announced. Condolences and celebrations of life can be sent to the attention of Megan Taylor at 7931 S Broadway, Box 104, Littleton, CO 80122.
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