April 26, 1922 - January 3, 2022
Decatur – Robert Dean “Bob” Craig, 99, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022, in Randall Residence of Decatur. Bob was born on April 26, 1922, in Argenta, IL, the son of Harry and Lena (Querry) Craig. A graduate of Argenta High School and US Army veteran of WWII, Bob was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He worked at A.E. Staley as a rigger/crane operator and OSHA representative. Bob was an avid Chicago Cubs, St. Teresa Bulldogs, and Millikin sports fan. He married Helen S. Nugent, January 24, 1948, in Decatur and she preceded him in death on October 4, 2017. Surviving are her daughters: Karen (Jim) Corrigan of Western Springs, Kathy (Terry) Gainer and Carol Ekiss of Decatur; grandchildren: Colleen (Bill) Hiles, Jim Corrigan, Jr., Mike (Kristen) Corrigan, Shawn Gainer, Nick (Kate) Quealy-Gainer, Brian (Hillary) Ekiss and Craig Ekiss; great grandchildren: Ella, Ben and Luke Hiles, and Grace, Aubri Gainer, Henry and Felix Quealy-Gainer, and Raegan Ekiss; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son Kevin; 1 sister and 6 brothers. Funeral service to celebrate Bob’s life will be 2 PM, Friday, January 14, 2022, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home; visitation will be one hour before in the funeral home. Burial with military rites will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 11 am at Calvary Cemetery, Decatur. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa High School. Please click the following link to view the service live http://webcast.funeralrecording.com/events/viewer/66527/hash:171D7B0519EA18AF. The family of Robert D. Craig is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Decatur – Robert Dean “Bob” Craig, 99, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022, in Randall Residence of Decatur. Bob was born on April 26, 1922, in Argenta, IL, the son of Harry and Lena (Querry) Craig. A graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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