Obituary: Donald Keith Craig

November 26, 1928 – December 8, 2020

Donald Keith Craig, 92, of Bedford, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 26, 1928, in Silverville, he was the son of Forrest and Zona (West) Craig. He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. He married Mary Esther Gyger on May 18, 1947, and she preceded him in death on January 17, 2011. He was a life-long farmer and had been a supervisor in W.F. Meyers. He retired as a shop manager from Visteon. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 60 years and taught Sunday school for 70 years.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Keith Craig, of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Martha Craig; grandchildren, Bridget Mackey, and husband, Blaine, Sherry Scherschel and husband, Eric, Kevin Craig and wife, Heather, Jason Craig, and wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Alivia Grace (Mackey) Crane and husband, Isaac, Addison Faith Mackey, Garrett Scherschel, Gavin Scherschel, Michaella Scherschel, Travin Craig and wife, Ashley, Wade Craig, Kenley Craig and Marty Craig; great-great-grandchildren, Case Craig and Colt Craig; soon to be great great grandson, Cavon Rhett Crane; three sisters, Doris (Craig) Conner, Anah (Craig) Williams-Hall, Viola Lou (Craig) Waggoner; multiple nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Michael Don Craig; daughter-in-law, Leesa Craig; siblings, Wanda Jewell Craig, Audra (Short) Craig, Lowell (Bud) Craig, Norma Craig (Pug) Terry, Edwin (Cap) Craig, Vince (Cotton) Craig, Victor Craig (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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