Rick Craig, 42, of Trent, SD passed from this world at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Sanford Health surrounded by family. His Celebration of Life Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Quarry Rock Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service. On-line condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home.
Rick Lee Craig was born on January 1, 1974 at Norfolk, NE, the son of Randy and Barb (Jakobosky) Craig. He grew up in Norfolk, NE and attended school in Norfolk. He graduated high school in 1992. He owned his own business “ExperTint.” It started as a mobile tinting and car stereo installment and then grew. He owned his business for six years. He moved to Trent, SD to be closer to family. He was a contractor with Mobile Works and enjoyed working with John. He was on the Norfolk, NE and Trent, SD Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed it, but had to give it up because of back problems. He loved to run. He worked with the Life Leadership Development. After high school, Rick continued to learn. He loved educating his mind and helping others learn. He is a very loving, caring, son; brother; uncle; and friend to many.
He is an active member of Quarry Rock Church. Rick is known for his sense of humor, his faith, his honesty, his dedication, his love for family and friends, and his love for music and singing and rejoicing in our Lord. Rick may be gone from this world, but his legacy and friendships will still be alive and remembered. He has a special bond with all his nephews and nieces. He is Godfather to Addysen (whom they had a special bond only the two of them understood, we knew it but he admitted it and said no one could take that away). Godfather also to Keller Pohlman (Jodi and Darren Pohlman). He has touched and influenced thousands of lives before, during, and now after the illness and his death. His new life begins with our Lord and Savior, which he was so ready to be with.
Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Randy and Barb Craig of Trent; his brother, Brian (Kathy) Craig and nephew, Chad Craig and niece, Delany Craig of Omaha, NE; his sister, Tracy (Jim) Jensen and nieces, Hannah and Addysen Jensen of Trent; his best friend and brother from another mother, Milt (Maddie) Borah “The two Amigos” of Beaver Creek, MN; and many, many friends and family that he has touched throughout his life! He has been a great listener and above all mentor. Now he will be a mentor in Heaven. Rick was always good a being a public speaker. Now he will have an even bigger audience. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin and Mildred Craig; aunt, Susan Rocker; cousin, Scott Roker, aunt, Ginger Mead and his dog, Maxie.