Craig Stettner, age 53, died unexpectedly on December 25, 2018, while vacationing with his family in his beloved Costa Rica. Craig was an inspiration and role model to his family and all who knew him. He was kind, selfless, and consistently put others' needs ahead of his own in all areas of his life. After graduating from Maine West, he attended Purdue, Ball State, and Iowa State, earning degrees in fisheries and aquatic science, biology, ecology, and education. He was a faculty member in the Biology department at Harper College in Palatine since 2002 where he inspired countless students to reach their full potential. He ran a popular study abroad program in Costa Rica, providing students with life changing experiences personally and academically. Craig was dedicated to sharing his passion for conservation and the environment and worked for many years with Harper students and volunteers from the community to help restore the ecosystem in the Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Barrington. He was an avid bird watcher and a board member of the Chicago Audubon Society and led many bird walks to share the joys of birding with students and the public. He cultivated an expertise in butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies and became an official dragonfly/damselfly monitor for the state of Illinois. Beyond Craig's work and volunteer activities, he was also a rock of unconditional love and support to his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Stettner. Craig was an important part of the lives of all the family who survive him: his mother, Judy, younger brothers, Tom and Dave, sisters-in-law, Allison and Amy, his niece, Elizabeth, nephews, Nathan, Aaron, and Nicholas, Uncle Ray, Aunt Carolyn, and cousins, Jodi, Jill, Dan and their families. Donations in Craig's memory can be made to the Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation or the Chicago Audubon Society. A time of remembering and celebrating Craig's life is scheduled for Saturday, January 19th at Willow Creek North Shore Church, 2200 Shermer Rd, Glenview, IL 60026. Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm with a memorial service at 1pm.