Norman D. Craig, 70

Norman D. Craig, 70, of Lagro (formerly of Jonesboro), died Tuesday March 8, 2016 at Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash.

Norman was dedicated Guernsey dairy herdsman and known as the cow guy.  He had managed many different dairy farms including Cloverland Dairy in the state of Maryland,  Clear Branch Farms in Georgia, Bushy Park Farms in Virginia and Grandview Farms in Pennsylvania.  He was former nutritionist for Purina Foods, and an insurance agent for both Allstate Insurance and Harvest Life Insurance.  Norman retired from the Miami County Correctional Facility where he was Sergeant.

Active in 4-H he was part of the Grant County Tractor Maintenance Club and the Grant County Dairy Club.  He loved IU Basketball and was a from coach of 7th and 8th grade basketball and high school AAU Basketball. He loved his family and was still active in showing cattle at 4-H events.  Norman attended the Hanfield United Methodist B.O.R.N. Church.

Norman was born March 25, 1945, at Marion, to the late Charles and the late Mary (Leffler) Craig.  He graduated from Mississinewa High School in 1963.  He married Sandra K. Bone June 24, 1972 at Fairmount; she survives.

Also surviving are his children Kimberly (Matthew) Christman, Markle, Cory (Jenny) Craig, Rensselear, Colby (Laurie) Craig, LaFontaine; nine grandchildren;  Kassidy, Karli, Colt, and Cooper Christman, Bailey and Cohen Craig, and Charles, Lydia, and Henry Craig; brother, Roger (Lisa) Craig, Bedford; stepmother; Evelyn Craig, Brooksville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Craig Jr. and Dale A. Craig.

Funeral services were Monday March 14, 2016, at College Park Chapel Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services 4601 S. Western Ave., Marion, with Pastor Chuck Vernon officiating.  Interment will be in Knox Chapel Cemetery, Fairmount. 

Visitation was Sunday March 13, 2016 at the funeral home.

Memorials are to the Indiana Guernsey Breeders Association in care of the funeral home.
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Posted on 2016 Mar 15