|Robert G. "Bob" Craig, age 86, of Altona, Illinois died on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 4:30 P.M. at Franklin Grove Nursing Center in Franklin Grove, Illinois.
He was born on October 28, 1923 in Neponset, Illinois, the son of Leroy George and Marie Elizabeth. Holdridge Craig.
He married Jean R. Strom on September 26, 1946 in Kewanee, Illinois.
She preceded him in death on October 26, 2000.
Daughters: Mary M. Fordham of Dixon, Illinois, Sandra (Terry) Albaugh of Temecula, California
Sons: Danny L. (Shirley) Craig of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, William "Bill"(Chiemi) Craig of Reno, Nevada
Eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Jean; one sister, Vivian Amburgy and one brother: Marvin Craig.
He was reared and educated in Neponset, Illinois, graduating from the Neponset High School in 1942.
He served in the United State Army during World War II, from January 1943 through October 1945, earning the Silver Star with four overseas service bars for European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters; the combat infantry badge with campaigns in France, Sicily, Rome and the Southern Rhineland Central Europe.
He was a Railway Postal Clerk on the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1949 through 1966 when they took the mail cars off the trains. He then worked in stationary Post Offices in Dixon, Illinois, Woodland Park, Colorado and retired from the Galesburg, Illinois Post Office in 1979. He also helped farmers in the Kewanee and Annawan areas.
He was a member of the United Church of Altona, Illinois; the Ekstedt-Herr American Legion Post #390 of Altona; the Moose Lodge #880 of Galesburg, Illinois and a 44-year member of the Charles A. Warrensford American Legion Post #726 of Victoria, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. Rev. David Pyell officiating. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Kewanee, Illinois with Military Rites conducted by the Charles A. Warrensford American Legion Post #726 of Victoria, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Knox County TRIAD and Disabled VETS. Online condolences may be left at or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.