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Jessie "Charlene" Craig

August 1, 1930 - August 16, 2021
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Everly, IA
Jessie "Charlene" Craig

Jessie "Charlene" Craig

Born: August 1, 1930
Died: August 16, 2021
Age: 91

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Jessie “Charlene” Craig was born August 1, 1930 to Jesse and Minerva Manwarren Fishburn in Spencer, Iowa.  She received her education and graduated from the Spencer High School.

     Charlene married Dwayne Craig on May 20, 1950 in Jackson, MN.  Charlene worked for WITCO for over 13 years and at Longhouse Residence until her retirement.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

     Charlene enjoyed Saturday night card games, dancing, spending time with the children and grandchildren and making homemade angel food cakes.

     Charlene passed away on August 16, 2021 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 91 surrounded by her family.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dwayne; brother, Andrew Fishburn; sister, Helen Gamble; son, Michael Craig; grandson, Jason Craig and granddaughter, Lacey Jaye Petersen.

     Charlene is survived by her son, Norman and his wife, Sheila; 5 daughters: Kathy Decker and Mark Pierson, Karen and Dwain Wise, Cindy Boyles, Teresa and Eddy Hollesen, and Phyllis Petersen and Greg Musser; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly, Iowa.
Father Tim Hogan
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 12:12 PM
“My heart is goes out to you in this moment of the loss of Charlene. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. It's probably no surprise that the last time I saw her she was delivering an angel food cake to my mother when I was visiting there. Sending love in this moment of loss.”
- Kent Fishburn
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 11:06 AM
“Hugs and prayers
Sorry. She was a greart lady and will be missed. Hold on to the many memories. ”
- Dorothy Brons
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 3:11 PM
“My sincere sympathy to Charlene's family. I went to school with her and we graduated together. She was a nice person and a good friend. I pray God will keep you in His care
and comfort you. ”
- Dolores Gruchow Hatfield
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“Norm, Sheila and family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.”
- Jane Tokle Morisch
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“My heart goes out to you all... She was a wonderful woman!!!”
- Teresa Fales
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Such a neat lady. Ron always felt special to get an angel food cake and share Birthday with Cindy!”
- Ron and Dawn Feucht
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers. What a wonderful woman 💖💖💖”
- Diana Arhart
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“To the Craig family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Charlene sending hugs to all of you”
- Kent and Vicki Ficken
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“Your mom was a special lady! She will be missed by all that knew her! Our sympathies to your family!”
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Margaret Molitor
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with your mom. Keep your memories close to your heart.”
- Mary Dean
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“Kathy & Phyllis, my condolences to you and your families for your loss! I know how tough these last few days have been, but know she is now at peace. My thoughts are with you.
- Jann Arends
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“My sympathy to Charlenes family. Such a sweet lady Prayers ”
- Deb Wilcox
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“To the Craig family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories growing up and being with your family. Please know you are in my prayers. ”
- Jean Williamson
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 6:36 PM
- sarah mitchell
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 3:15 PM
“My deepest heartfelt sympathy to aunt Charlene's family. EVERYtime I saw her she was smiling and seemed so happy. I remember her as helping people in need. ”
- stephanie steburg
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