Ronald Deane Craig Jr. 63, of Malcom passed away on August 20, 2013 while on vacation with his family in Battle Lake, Minnesota. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28 at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Rev. Terra Amundson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
He was born on January 24, 1950 in Webster City, the son of Ronald and Margaret (Smith) Craig. Ron grew up living in Webster City and Jewell and mostly within the Hamilton County Parks. His unique childhood would influence his life and especially his love of the outdoors. He graduated from Webster City High School in 1968. On September 7, 1969, he was united in marriage to Shannon Marie Johnson in Webster City. Ron joined the United States Navy in 1970 and served four years. He worked for Nissen's in Webster City, then Boomsma Eggs and spent the last 13 years as the manager of Poweshiek County Pullet Farm in Malcom.
Ron leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Shannon of Malcom two sons, Chris (Angie) Craig of Hartley, and Daniel (Athena) Craig of Newton, two daughters, Loretta (Steven) Maul of Henderson, NV and Crystal Hackett of Ankeny, seven grandchildren; Tommie, Becky, Tristan, Morgan, Isis, Drake and of course Ezra with whom Ron was raising; six additional special grandchildren; three precious great-grandbabies; his mother, Margaret Craig of Webster City; three brothers, David (Beverly) Craig of Webster City, Russell (Sherry) Craig of Marana, AZ and Joseph (Sally) Craig of Webster City; and many nieces and nephews.
Ronald Craig Jr.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, his sister, Jenee Craig and a nephew Ronnie David Craig.
Ron was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting and most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.
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