LA PORTE, Ind. — The pest control industry mourns the loss of Greg Campbell, owner of Hatfield Pest Control, La Porte, Ind., and longtime chair of the Purdue Planning Committee. Campbell passed away on May 13 at his home.
A Purdue University graduate (1973), Campbell worked for pest control companies in the Chicago area in the mid-1970s, Campbell met Dean Hatfield at an Indiana Pest Control Association meeting in South Bend, Ind., in 1979. Hatfield invited him to visit the home office of Hatfield Pest Control to look over his operation and discuss his future plans. Less than a month later, Campbell was working for Hatfield, and about a year after that Campbell bought him out and became owner of Hatfield Pest Control.
Campbell made many contributions to the pest control industry in Indiana, and in the Midwest. He chaired the Purdue Planning Committee from 2001 until 2016, where he was instrumental in helping the conference stay true to its mission of promoting progressive pest management training for our industry, according to Gary Bennett, professor and director of the Urban Pest Management Center.
In addition to serving as the conference chair, Campbell has been a member the Indiana Pesticide Review Board, which he did for 10 years representing structural applicators in categories 7A and 7B.
Greg Campbell leaves this legacy with his daughter Carrie, who bought Hatfield Pest Control in 2015.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Union Mills Conservation Club, 100 Mill Pond Rd., Union Mills, with Annette Freese officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the conservation club. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements. Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com. Memorial contributions may be directed to Union Mills Conservation Club, 100 Mill Pond Rd., Union Mills, Indiana 46382, in memory of Gregory Robert Campbell.