Gene Edward Craig

Gene Edward Craig Maple Rapids Gene Edward Craig, age 84, died March 20, 2014. He was born on January 20, 1930 in Fulton Twp., the son of Vern and Reba (Underwood) Craig. Gene attended Maple Rapids Congregational Christian Church and The Wesleyan Church of Eaton Rapids. He is a Veteran who served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post #3733. He worked for WCI for 32 years and farmed. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. Most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Gene is survived by his children, Lavonna (John) Evans of Eaton Rapids, Karen (Doug) Bosworth of Eaton Rapids, Jonothan (Julie) Craig of Perrinton and Kimberly Craig of NC., 7 grandchildren, Lynnsilee (Alex) Evans-Lado, Jon-Paul Craig, Elise Evans, Brienna Bosworth, Craig Bosworth, Amanda Craig and Ethan Craig, siblings, Carol Barton, Joyce (Joe) VanSickle, Jack Craig, Gaylord Craig, Jim (Shirley) Craig and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Clare (Mary) Craig and sister, Dorothy (Roy) Shook. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Maple Rapids Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Jerry Kissling officiating, interment to follow at Payne Cemetery with Military services provided by Post #3733. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Goerge Chapel of Osgood Funeral Homes, 11112 W. Ionia St., Fowler. To learn more about Gene and view his Life Story film, please visit his personal webpage at The family is being served by Osgood Funeral Homes.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 30, 2014