Craig A. Eckdahl
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home
30 W Mechanic St
Princeton, IL
Craig A. Eckdahl

Born: June 10, 1966; Princeton

Died: May 24, 2021; Peoria

PRINCETON – Craig Alan Eckdahl, 54, of Princeton, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after fighting COVID for the last month.

He was born June 10, 1966 in Princeton, Illinois, the son of Richard (Tina) Eckdahl and Rosalie Kerrick.

Craig is survived by his parents; two sons, Joseph and Aaron Eckdahl of Manhattan, Kansas; one stepdaughter, Kaitlyn Cutright of Manhattan, Kansas; two aunts, Edith Allison of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, and Mary Skinner of Calamus, Iowa; two uncles, Roger (Elaine) Eckdahl of Loves Park, Illinois and Walt (Rose) Nelson of Wyanet, Illinois; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Irene Eckdahl; maternal grandparents, Walter and Shirley Nelson; his stepfather, Larry Kerrick; and his beloved cat, Jetta.

Craig worked at Gateway Services in Princeton, Illinois.

He loved the outdoors, NASCAR races, all animals and he collected dragons. Most of all, he loved his kids.

Cremation rites will be accorded . A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, Illinois. A private graveside service will be held in Malden Cemetery for his family.

Memorials may be directed to his family for funeral and burial expenses.

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Published by Bureau County Republican on May 29, 2021.
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