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William D. Craig Sr.

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William D. Craig Sr. Obituary
Dale Craig Sr.

William Dale Craig Sr., 69, of New Baden, Ill., formerly of Cahokia, Ill., born Oct. 6, 1946, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Monday, June 6, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Craig worked as a pipefitter on commercial and industrial refrigeration, and retired from the Murphy Company in St. Louis, Mo., in 2005. He was a former member and past president of the Cahokia Jaycee's.

He was preceded in death by his parents William "Bud" and Devota Catherine, nee Miles, Craig; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Ann Harrington Sr.; and sister and brother-in-law, Diann and Ron Forshee.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 48 years, Kathy, nee Harrington, Craig, whom he married in 1968 in Cahokia, Ill.; five children, Jeff (Laurie) Craig of Millstadt, Ill., William Dale (Dawn) Craig Jr. of Mulberry Grove, Ill., Thomas Craig of Belleville, Ill., Kerri Craig Egner of Belleville, Ill., and Joe (Melandie) Craig of Smithton, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Phillip (Jessica) Buatte, Ashly (Josh) Buatte, Brandon Buatte, Courtney Egner, Chelsea Craig, Cassandra Craig, Cole (Sabrina) Egner, Josh Craig, Jacob Craig, Zachary Craig, Savannah Craig, and Trevor Craig; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darleen (Walter) Richter of Mascoutah, Ill., and Debbie Krill of Carpentersville, Ill.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Harrington Jr. of Patoka, Ill., and Michael and Dawn Harrington of Columbia, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Jaycee's and will be received at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at nordikefuneralhome.com

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Nordike Funeral Home, New Baden, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at Nordike Funeral Home, New Baden, Ill., with Rev. Gene Neff officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, New Baden, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 8, 2016
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