Craig A. Todd

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Craig A. "Big C" Todd

Aged 52, was called home to The Lord on Thursday October 10th, 2013. Craig passed away peacefully as he slept, with his beloved wife of 33 years, Anna (Holt) Todd by his side. Craig was born October 21st, 1960 the middle child of Rosemary (Renner) Todd and William R. Todd in Carthage, Indiana. Craig was a great and honorable man known for his caring, generous, heart. Craig had a successful 30 year career in the HVAC industry. He was an avid sports participant and fan with a deep love for the game of basketball. He spent several years coaching youth basketball in Franklin Township where he discovered a natural ability to mentor and guide children and young adults. He was passionate about education and spent several years volunteering in the IPS school system, encouraging youth to stay in school. Craig had a deep heart for children battling cancer and looked forward to playing Santa Claus at the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Cancer Center Christmas Party each year. Craig and Anna were high school sweethearts. They married young and started a family two short years later with the birth of their first child Lyndsey (Todd) Ambler. Two years later came their second child, Stephen Craig Todd. Craig and Anna built a beautiful life together, raising their family on a strong foundation of faith and love. He enjoyed watching his children grow, always encouraging them to follow their dreams and supporting them every step of the way. He stood as best man at his son's wedding to Alison Slipher Todd. Joyfully he watched as they welcomed his 3 grandsons into the world; Griffin Timothy, Grayden Jeffery, and Gavin Craig. He gave his daughter away to David John Ambler and rejoiced at the birth of his two beautiful grand daughters Savanna Ray and Greta Lyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lillian Henry, and his infant grand daughter Taylor Lee Ambler. Together his wife, children, grandchildren, and brother Jeffery A (Kathy) Todd, mourn his loss, but celebrate the life he lived and rejoice in knowing that he rests peacefully in Heaven with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 in G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 14 in St. John Lutheran Church, 6630 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, where he was also a member. There will also be time for friends to call from 10 a.m. until the service time at the church. He will be laid to rest in The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lustgarten for pancreatic cancer research at or the . Online condolences may be shared wit the family at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 11, 2013
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