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)
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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