October 31, 1969 – January 4, 2021
Dan Craig died unexpectedly on January 4, 2021 at the age of 52. He was born on October 31, 1969 in Neosho, Missouri to Dan and Barbara Craig. He grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ralston High School. He had a long career at Sears (later A&E) as a Service Technician. Dan and his former wife Diane Williams welcomed two daughters into their lives in 1989 and 1996 who were a very important part of his life.
Dan was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Dan was also an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being in the great outdoors.
Dan is survived by his parents Dan and Barbara Craig; his partner Denise Holzapfel; his daughters Rachael (Ray Wagner) and Leigh Ann Craig; Sisters Tammy Taber (Tom), Lisa Grace (Tom), and Heather Johnson (J), and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his faithful lab Sophie.
Visitation with the family Friday, January 15, 2021, 5-7 p.m (remarks at 6 p.m.) at Heafey Hoffman Dworkak Cutler Mortuaries 7805 W Center Road, Omaha, NE, 68124. Celebration of Life with the Family Saturday, January 16, 2021, 2-4pm at the Millard Legion 13913 S St, Omaha, NE 68137. Memorials to DJ Craig Memorial Fund.
To view the livestream visitation, click here https://boxcast.tv/view/daniel-craig-483067
We will miss DJ greatly. He was a true sportsman and we saw him often at Lakeland. He was like a boy always excited to play outdoors, fish or hunt. At times it seemed he was the Pied Piper because kids followed him around to ride in his mule or fish in his boat.
DJ was a man of few words but they were all good ones. He didn’t waste time being upset or negative.
DJ’s sense of humor could surprise. He would say something completely out of character and then you’d see his slight grin that said, “I got you”.
We loved DJ. So sorry for your loss.
Dan and Karen
DJ. You were too young to leave this earth. I have so many memories from our high school days that make me laugh even today. Apparently God had other plans for you. You’ll be missed.
Daniel is my cousin on my mom’s side if the family. I will miss him. I send my love to his family