Franklin D. Craig, 88, formerly of New Buffalo now of LaPorte, passed away in LaPorte on Saturday – August 29, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.
Franklin was born on April 11, 1932 in Louisville, KY to the late William and Mary (Moore) Craig. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Medic during the Korean War. Franklin retired from the Indiana State Prison as a supervisor and captain after 38 ½ years of service. He was very proud to have received the Sagamore of the Wabash from the State of Indiana and Governor Evan Bayh in 1995. Franklin was an avid gardener and loved to travel.
He is survived by a son – Franklin W. Craig of LaPorte, IN; daughters – Tina (Daniel) Black of LaPorte, Dana (Richard) Mullenhour of LaPorte and Lisa (John) Downey of Union Mills; grandchildren – Richard and Robert Mullenhour, John and Joseph and Jenna Downey, Joshua Black, Jessica Nurnberg and Chrissy Corley; ten great grandchildren; brothers – Harold (Nancy) Craig and Dock (Nancy) Craig; and a sister – Gail Churchill. He is preceded in death by his wife Norene (9/6/2005), daughter – Lori Ann Craig, grandchildren – Chris and Robby Couter, brother – Douglass, and sisters Marie and Sammy.
A public visitation will take place on Thursday-Sept. 3 from 1:00-2:00pm at Sommerfeld Chapel in New Buffalo, followed by a private family Celebration of Life service and burial at Pine Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Buffalo American Legion Post #169. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com
Posted On: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:16 PM