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Obituary: Brad Campbell, Hammond

Brad Campbell
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Brad Campbell, manager of Dooger’s Restaurant in Warrenton, died Sept. 11. He was 59.

Campbell was a longtime employee for the small family-owned chain.

He went to work for the Wiese family’s Seaside restaurant while still in his 20s and has served as the Warrenton location’s manager since it opened in 2004.

Campbell was born in Minot, N.D., to William and Shirley Campbell and the family moved to Seaside in 1972 after his father accepted a teaching job at Clatsop Community College.

The young Campbell graduated from Seaside High School in 1978. He graduated with an associate’s degree from Clatsop Community College in 1995.

He loved the outdoors and sports. He was active in the Elks Lodge, American Legion and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seaside.

He was active in Seaside Kids baseball and was a baseball coach and umpire and a referee for football and basketball. The family has set up a memorial fund to provide scholarships for Warrenton High School Athletes.

Campbell is survived by his wife, Danielle; daughters Brittney Gantenbein of Warrenton and Brooklyn Kerr of Bremerton, Wash.; two stepsons, Michael Thompson of Warrenton and Ian Thompson of Seaside; his mother, Shirley of Seaside; his sister, Roberta McKee of Cocoa, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

A private burial for family members is planned at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

A celebration of life for family and friends is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Dooger’s, 103 S. Highway 101.

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