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Barbara R. Craig

Published June 04,2018

Obituary's Biography:

Barbara Ruth Craig, 78, of Grayslake, Illinois passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. She was born to the late Kenneth and Violet Holmberg on April 10, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. Barbara was a 1958 graduate of Grayslake High School where she met Richard Lynn Craig, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life. They would have shared 59 beautiful years of marriage on June 6, 2018. Barbara is survived by her husband, Richard and four children; Kerry (Terry) Miller, Lori (Jan) Rische, Ken (Anne) Craig, Kelly (Shawn) Kirby; 13 grandchildren; Marcus, Madison, Connor and Trent Miller; Shane and Brent Rische; Angela Ranck, Jessica (Elias) Ramirez, Betsy (Paulo) Alfonso, Mandy Ranck and Jenny (Tom) Galloway; Cole and Kate Kirby; 1 great-grandchild; JP Alfonso, nieces and 1 nephew. A very special part of Barb’s life was enjoying their summer home on Chambers Island, Door County Wisconsin. Reading, knitting, cooking and traveling were among her favorite things. She was passionate about life; and of course, she loved her sports! Go Cubs Go! Most importantly Barb treasured the closeness of her family and friends.  She has taught us all that family is life’s greatest blessing. Barb’s story has not ended, but has left a legacy that will continue on forever.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel in Grayslake, Illinois. The Funeral Service will be held at the United Protestant Church 54 S. Whitney St. Grayslake, Illinois, Thursday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Barb Craig, can be made at Choroideremia Research Foundation @ curechm.org.


8 replies on “Barbara R. Craig”

  1. This dear friend and neighbor of ours will be sorely missed by so many . Our life was so enriched by knowing her and enjoying her company as well as her family. Our hearts go out to all of you especially you , Dick who we know will be lost . Love to you all, Bob and Helen Seekatz and family.

  2. Although we haven,t seen each other in years, I still treasure the good times we had. I am very saddened by your death, and my condolences go out to Dick and the rest of your lovely family.

  3. I haven,t seen much of barbara in later years, but we had some really fun times together years back. Barb had a beautiful heart and a countenance to match. Lovely, loving lady.
    My condolences to Dick and their wonderful family.

  4. Barb was one of the most wonderful, thoughtful, giving, unselfish people we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Both Barb and her husband Dick embraced absolutely everyone they knew, not only as a friend, but truly embracing them as part of the family. We, the Kirby families have known Barb, Dick and the entire family for over 30 years. Our hearts are heavy and her memories will be with us always. Heaven has one more Angel now, and I am confident she’ll take over the party planning! Much love and deepest sympathy…The Kirby Family

  5. We are sorry for your loss.Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  6. Dear Dick and family—–so very sorry to hear about Barbara’s passing—-sorry I didn’t get to visitation, but by time to go, i was less than presentable….She was a lovely lady, and I’m sure you are all heartbroken….Sincerely, with deepest sympathy, Pat and family……..

  7. Dear Craig family-just wanted to say how sorry we are for your lost. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

  8. As this comes with a heavy heart, our thoughts and prayers go out to Dick and the whole family. Myself, along with the rest of the Kirby family, have had the pleasure of knowing Barb and Dick for 30 years. Barb was one of the most caring, loving, giving and genuine women that I have ever met. Not only did she consider you a friend, but you were embraced as family. Her kindness and spirit were contagious and she always had a kind word, or a moment to ask how you were doing. We have truly been blessed to know such a wonderful woman and have her touch our lives. We now know she is at peace, in heaven looking upon us and will continue to make us smile in her memory. With deepest sympathy and love, God Bless.

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