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Craig England

May 14, 1952 — April 28, 2024

Craig W. England, Sr., 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones.

Craig Warren England was born May 14, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio to Warren and Janet (nee Dawson) England. He graduated from Sylvania High School in Sylvania, Ohio. He attended Miami University (OH), before transferring to Bowling Green State University where he met his beloved wife, Mary Lou (nee Logar).

Craig and Mary Lou were married March 22, 1975, in Lorain, Ohio. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to Neillsville, Wisconsin where they worked at Sunburst Youth Homes. Craig was a devoted husband to his wife for 43 years until her passing on December 9, 2018. Craig and Mary Lou were the proud parents to their four children, Craig Jr., Mark, Karen, and Laura and eight grandchildren, who brought them great joy.

Craig worked as a salesman, paramedic, and volunteer fireman, until he found his passion for nursing later in life. After becoming a registered nurse, Craig spent the majority of his career working at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Craig also taught basic and advanced life support classes at Midstate Technical College.

Craig is survived by his children, Craig Jr., Mark (Kelly), Karen, and Laura (Dain) Rideau. He is further survived by his eight grandchildren: Owen, August (Augie), Claire, and Elliott England; Elena and Dominic Rideau; and Cyrus and Charlie Dillard-England. Craig also leaves behind his sisters-in-law Joan England and Virginia Dorenkott, and his brothers-in-law Leonard (Kathy) Logar, William (Sandy) Logar, Lawrence (Linda) Logar; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Lou England, his parents Warren and Janet England, his parents-in-law Joseph and Eileen Logar, and brother Michael England.

Special thanks to his friends and family, Gesche Funeral Home, and St. Mary's Catholic Church, who have supported Craig and his family over the years and in this time of mourning.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 17, 2024, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, WI. The celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Gregory Michaud. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to mass at St. Mary's on Friday.

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