Carl Craig

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Atalissa, Iowa Carl (Jr.) Craig, 87, formerly of Lone Tree and Riverside died Sunday June 7, 2009 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Thursday at the First Church United, 1100 North Calhoun Street, West Liberty. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 until 7 P.M. at the First Church United. Burial will be in the Riverside Municipal Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Carl was born May 4, 1922 in Riverside the son of Carl and Edna Sleichter Craig. He was a graduate of Riverside High School and was a WWII Veteran serving in the US Army as a medic. On September 25, 1945 Carl was united in marriage to Ellen O’Neill at Nolan Settlement, she died in 1951; he later married Rosemary Jones Wenman in 1954, they later divorced. In 1984 Carl moved to Atalissa and spent the rest of his life with his special friend Evelyn Evans. He had farmed his entire life, beginning in Lone Tree moving to the family Century Farm in Riverside in the early 50’s. After more than 30 years farming Carl retired and sold his farm in 1986. He was a member of the First Church United in West Liberty, American Legion Post #457 in Lone Tree, Masonic Lodge and past member of the Moose Lodge in Muscatine. He enjoyed music, dancing, playing the organ, cards, shuffle board and traveling for more than 20 years with Evelyn to winter in Florida, Texas and Arizona. Survivors include Two sons: Richard (Mary) Craig of Iowa City and Perry Craig of Washington. One daughter: Carla Baker of Davenport. His special friend Evelyn Evans of Atalissa. 4 Grandchildren: Daniel (Tina) Craig, Matthew Craig, Travis (Autumn) Craig and Leslie (Alex) Baker Schlue. 7 Great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ellen, 2 Sisters: Eunice Stagner-Meer and Vera Creason and a son Larry.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
First Church United
1100 North Calhoun Street
West Liberty, Iowa, United States

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Thursday June 11, 2009 at First Church United
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