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Craig Black

August 14, 1948 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 72)

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Passed away June 22, 2021 after a long and very brave battle with 
cancer.  Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011, Craig fought with everything 
he had through many obstacles and much pain.  Though there were times 
of great frustration, he was able to turn his struggles into 
motivation to fight back even harder to be around for his family.

Craig was born in Detroit, MI to Robert and Virginia Black.  He moved 
with his family to Indianapolis, IN in high school.  He went on to 
graduate from Xavier University after which he began his lifelong 
career in the financial industry.

Throughout his life, Craig was a man of many interests and hobbies, 
usually in pursuit of a project to work on.  He loved finding new 
things to study or learn about and found joy in sharing his knowledge 
with others.  One of his favorite past times was antiquing.  He was 
always on the lookout for a new item to add to one of his many 
collections and could tell you the stories behind most of them.

He was considered our "Go to Guy" for advice, a listening ear or a 
good laugh.  Craig was always one to offer a helping hand to others 
despite anything he may have been going through.  He did his best to 
make himself and all of us smile.

Most of all, Craig was devoted to his family and was happiest when 
surrounded by his wife, his kids and grandkids of whom he was very 
proud.  For the last year, he found a new partner in crime in (puppy) 
Penny.

Though he wasn't out and about as much in the last couple of years, he 
rarely complained.  He missed his many friends but he was thankful for 
what he had.  He was happy with the smaller things like cutting the 
grass which he did until the very end.

The family is extremely grateful to all of the doctors and medical 
professionals for their care and support through Craig's journey.

Craig was the beloved husband of Susan (nee Juckem).  Cherished father 
of Tom (Lisa) Black, Carrie (CJ) Bown, Mike and Ashley Black.  Dear 
"Papa" to Katherine and Lizzie Black.  Dear "Bonzo" to Henry and Zara 
Bown.  Big brother to Jed, Mark (Diana) and Bob Black, Sue Bayt and 
Linda (Paul) Stawick.  Further survived by other relatives and 
friends.  Waiting for him in heaven were parents, Robert and Virginia 
Black and sister-in-law, Diane Widmer.

Gathering will  be at St. John Vianney Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Road, 
Brookfield, WI 53045 on Friday, July 9, 2021 9:30-11:00AM.  Memorial 
Mass at 11AM.

Though Craig is finally free of pain, we shall miss him so very much 
and our lives will never be the same but we will make him proud.

 

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Friday
July 9, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St John Vianney Catholic Church (Calhoun Road, Brookfield)

Memorial Mass
Friday
July 9, 2021

11:00 AM
St John Vianney Catholic Church (Calhoun Road, Brookfield)

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