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Marilyn Rebecca Craig

October 11, 1938 - July 6, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Marilyn Rebecca Craig

Marilyn Rebecca Craig

Born: October 11, 1938
Died: July 6, 2020
Age: 81

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Marilyn Rebecca Craig, the daughter of John and Dorothy Flack was born October 11, 1938 at home in Langdon, Iowa. Marilyn attended grade school in Dickens, Iowa, and high school in Spencer, Iowa. After graduation, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she met the love of her life, Airman Eldon (Bill) Craig.

On November 23, 1957, Marilyn and Bill were united in marriage at the Methodist Church in Dickens, Iowa. Following their marriage, they lived on Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE., where their first two daughters, Kathi and Terri, were born. Over the course of the next several years, the air force transferred Bill and Marilyn to many new locations including Virginia, Iceland, Turkey, Illinois, Arkansas, San Antonio (where daughter Patti was born), and their final move, which was back home to Spencer, Iowa. Marilyn was proud to be an Air Force wife, and truly enjoyed moving around, getting to experience new places and meet new people, many of whom she kept in contact with for the rest of her life.

There were several things in her life that Marilyn enjoyed throughout the years. When she was a teenager, nbshe was quite a skater, and could often be found skating up at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Later in life, she spent several [TS1] years working as the secretary and bookkeeper for the Clay County Sheriff’s office, a job she loved, not only because she was a perfect fit for the job itself, but also because she really loved working with and being part of the team of people in that office. Other things Marilyn enjoyed in her spare time included family get-togethers, crossword puzzles, bible study, and visiting friends and relatives all over the country. She loved listening to music including classic country, rock and roll and gospel tunes. Worshipping the Lord was important to Marilyn and she would often spend evenings reading and studying her bible.

Marilyn passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is survived by Bill Craig, her husband of 62 years; 3 children including Kathi (Michael) Wetter of Orange City, Iowa; Terri (Rick) Scheil of El Segundo, California; and Patti Stallcup of Spencer, Iowa; 8 grandchildren including: Jamie Ahrens (special friend Kris McDonald), Aubrey Ahrens (special friend Austin Cope), Samantha (Tony) Fastert, Chance (Stephanie) Wetter, Jason (Juliana) Scheil, Adam (Sarah) Scheil, Elizabeth Stallcup, and Rebecca Stallcup; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Darlene Flack; brother Duane Flack; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law Eldon and Kathryn Craig; her brother, John Flack; her sister and brother-in-law Vanita and Bill Williams; and nephews Quentin Flack and Rod Williams.

Private family services will be held at a later date.
Dickens Cemetery
Dickens, Iowa


Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5:02 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all”
- Sandra Freeburg-Howard
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“My condolences go out to the Craig family I am good friends with Terry and Kathy and I I feel for you in your time of sorrow but celebrate her life”
- Billy Brennan
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“I was shocked to hear the news about Marilyn, we had lots of fun memories as cousins growing up together, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time, Marie Flack Hyde
- Marie Hyde
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:27 AM
“Heartfelt sympathy to you Terri, and of course the rest of your family. Moms are hard to lose. So very sorry for your loss”
- Anni Erickson McClung
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:27 AM
“Bill and Family
So sorry to hear of Mick’s passing.
I always enjoyed working with her the years she worked at the Clay County Sheriff ‘s Office.
Take care and God Bless!”
- Randy and Suzanne Krukow
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM
“I wish that I could have met you. You raised a wonderful family. You will be missed forever by all of them. ”
- Cyndi O'Donnell
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM
“I have known Mic for many years-since her days at the Sheriff's Office and my days at the Police Dept. I enjoyed visiting with her at the "retirees" get togethers. The last one was in March. I am so saddened by her passing and will sure miss her. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for comfort & peace for all of you in the days ahead.”
- Cheryl sikora
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:41 AM
“So so sorry to hear about Maryln.we had some good times.she was a kind heart,she will be missed.thinking of you bill it’s hard to loose your best fiend.”
- Ina chapman
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 8:17 AM
“We are very shocked and sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers to your family.”
- Daniel & Susan Hyde
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 8:17 AM
“I've known Marilyn since 1974, She was a fantastic person, a Wonderful Mother and a Loving Wife, Always had a smile on her face and was friendly to everyone, she will be missed by many, many People! Rest in Peace, Mick, You were one of the Best!!”
- Archie Dunham
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5:50 PM
“I will miss you Marilyn even though in the last few years we only spoke occasionally it was always easy to pick back up and continue with our conversations. Bill I’m so sorry for you loss, I’m thinking of you! My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family!”
- Jo Runkle
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:23 PM
“Well Grandma, I really wish I could tell you how much we already miss you. I always looked forward to sitting down & talking with you and grandpa - joking around and hearing stories - the time would just fly by. I wish we had more of that & I’m gonna miss it every day.
I couldn’t have asked for a better grandma. You taught me well, spoiled me rotten, and gave me an incredible mom - who’s now an incredible grandma!
I’m very, very proud to call myself your grandson - and I will always wear that title like a badge of honor.
I love you. We love you. And we miss you very much.

all our love,
Adam, Sarah, Milo, & Ada Scheil.
Your loving grand & great grandkids”
- Adam, Sarah, Milo, & Ada Scheil
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:23 PM
“Bill and family so sorry for your loss”
- Jeff Van Westen
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:40 AM
“My sister-in-law Marilyn will be missed.

- Betty Goodwin
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9:34 AM
“"Gramma Mic" was simply the best. We'll miss her laugh, her support, her hugs, and the long, relaxing talks over a cup coffee (or 5). Our thoughts and love are with everyone. -Jason, Juliana, Bastien”
- Jason Scheil
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9:33 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a nice person!”
- Judi Calhoon
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9:33 AM
- Patricia Craig Barrick
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Marilyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.”
- Nita Hargrave Richards
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:09 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of your mums passing...she was a sweet lady...”
- cher lindahl
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