OBITUARY: Johanna H. van Lookeren Campagne

Johanna Henriette “Joan” van Lookeren Campagne passed away at home on June 9, a few months after her 90th birthday. 

Born and raised in the town of Bussum in The Netherlands, she immigrated to the United States at the age of 20 with her husband, Willem. They lived in Beaver, Pennsylvania, where they started a family and made many lifelong friends. They also resided in Stamford, Connecticut, before finally settling in Marblehead, which they considered their forever home. 

Johanna H. van Lookeren Campagne

Johanna loved to cook and garden, knit and sew. She was a voracious reader and kept informed by religiously reading the New York Times, seven days a week. 

Her favorite place to spend time, aside from Marblehead, was on Sanibel Island in Florida. 

She was the ultimate mother, but she cherished her role as grandmother possibly even more, speaking to at least one of her grandchildren on a daily basis right up to the end of her life. 

Johanna was predeceased by Willem, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; her beloved dog Charley; and her dear friend Anne Costello.

The daughter of the late Ellen and Adriaan Zur Muhlen, she is survived by her sister, Anna Maria “Miep” Witsen Elias of Bussum, Holland; her brother, Adriaan “Aat” Zur Muhlen of Yarmouth, Maine; her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Margaret and Stephen Fuller, of San Ramon, California; her daughter Henriette Campagne of Marblehead; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Campagne, of France; her four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Fuller Sangster, Sarah Fuller Keyes and Elizabeth Fuller St. Maurice, all of California, and Nathaniel Campagne of Colorado; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah and Isla Sangster and Lily Keyes. She also leaves many nieces and nephews in Marblehead, Maine and The Netherlands. 

A private service will be held at Waterside Cemetery.

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