Robert Lee Craig, 84, passed away March 29, 2012. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucille 'Lu' Craig; children, Kimberly S. Pettit of Pueblo and Rick (Tammy) Craig of Columbia Falls, Mont.; grandchildren, Nicole Canfield, Taylor Canfield, Karlee (Chris) Faulk and Kyle Pettit; great-grandson, William Faulk; and sister, Norma (Howard) Kerr. Preceded in death by three sisters, Phyllis, June and Willie. Robert was born to Elmer and Ella Craig on April 19, 1927, in Lincoln, Neb. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a design engineer for Coors and American Stores. Robert enjoyed the outdoors by gardening, fishing and hunting. He always looked forward to his summer camping trips with his wife and their dog, Holli. He also enjoyed rebuilding Model A cars and participating in Model A events. He was past president of the Model A Club, life member of BPO Elks # 90 and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Ln., with Pastor Woody Carlson officiating. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Wishing that I could have come to the service, I am remembering when Bob came for other services here. He was always concerned about the beautiful flowers, and so amazed at one minister’s comments which demonstrated quite clearly how well he knew the maiden aunt, whose service it was. My favorite memories are of his sharing about my own father, at a younger age, what he was like and how he had spent time on the farm with his Uncle Irvin. Bob spoke often of his family, and was very loving and proud in every word. Always in his voice there was calm, reason, and comfort: may you all remember that sound often, especially the times you miss him most. God’s blessings to his family and friends. We will all miss such a great, yet humble, soul.

  2. Lu – We were saddened to read of Bob’s passing. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. We fondly remember all of the great times we had with the two of you and the Model A Club. He will be missed. Our love to you..

  3. Dear Aunt Lu, Rick and Kim,

    My earliest memory of Uncle Bob was this great guy who came to visit us in California bringing the most unusual gift…a suitcase full of meat! I never heard of anyone ever doing that before (or since)! Over the years I came to truly respect and admire Uncle Bob for his intellect, honesty, devotion to God and his love of family. Mom loved him very much and I know that Bob had a very special place in Craig’s life. Marcia and I send our deepest sympathy and love to the family.

  4. Dear Aunt Lu, Rick and Kim,

    The occasional nature of our family visits made them all the more extraordinary. I first learned to ride a two-wheel bike — Rick’s — when we visited you in Wisconsin. I fell off the bike and scraped my eyebrow — I remember vividly your expression of sympathy, Aunt Lu! Then there was a horseback riding lesson with Kim in Pueblo… I fell off that horse, but no harm done.

    Then there was the time Gary and I, with our young daughters Linda and Alison, came to visit Grandma Craig when she lived with you in Lakewood. (Casa Benita!)

    Uncle Bob’s direct influence on my life has been very subtle, but I have no doubt that my choice of attending Nebraska Wesleyan University was because Uncle Bob had gone there and therefore was acceptable to the family (in addition to it being in Lincoln, of course).

    “Love is stronger than death.” May you be held in that love now and always.

    With loving thoughts and prayers,
    Kathy

  5. My deepest sympathies to Aunt Lu, Rick and Kim. I have many fond memories of the way too few moments I was able to spend with Uncle Bob and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
    Dan and Beverly Kerr

  6. Dear Aunt Lu and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this heartbreaking time. We truly are going to miss Uncle Bob. We have such fond memories of all the family get togethers. Uncle Bob had a very special place in my dad’s heart and meant the world to him. Uncle Bob could always make us laugh and we always were excited to spend the holidays with you all. So many special memories that will never be forgotten but will always be cherished.
    All our love,
    Margrit, Christie & James

  7. Condolences and sympathy to Lucille Craig and family from your cousin, Audrey Lahr Betz, via her daughter. Mother received word of Bob’s passing today from Norma. She has such fond memories of both of you. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the days to come.

  8. In our life we all get busy with our lives we forget what is most important to us and that is family.
    Time had escaped us and it had been many years since I had seen or talked to Uncle Bob and his wonderful family.
    I will miss him very much and will always cherish the memories I have of him and his family.
    I will always remember the bump on my forehead from riding the motorcyle at the school he let me ride, which I am sure his sister, my mom, Willie never let him forget.
    My love love to all, and I will miss you Uncle Bob

    Love Dave and Family

  9. Dear Lu and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. What a great neighbor he was when we lived across the street! He was always quick with help if needed, a joke, a smile and just a great guy! I know you will all miss him terribly and we hope you comfort each other with his memory. God Bless. Love Ken, Marliss, Sloan and Jillian Gruver

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