Craig Lee Downie, age 59, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospice in Yankton.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with Jerry Webber officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Monday at the funeral home.
Craig Lee Downie was born February 2, 1960, in Creighton, Nebraska to Dale and Charlotte (Van Houten) Downie. He grew up in Bloomfield, Nebraska and graduated from Bloomfield High School. He moved to Norfolk, Nebraska and began working at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. He married Marilyn Dowling and together had three boys: Joshua, Justin and Jacob. Craig later moved to Yankton, South Dakota and began working in sales at KK93 radio station and later began selling insurance. He married Lisa Holmes on February 23, 2001 at the Argo Hotel in Crofton, Nebraska. Craig enjoyed hunting and loved being on the water boating and fishing. He loved visiting with people and especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his three sons: Joshua (Kathie) Downie of Valley Mills, Texas; Justin (Rina) Downie of Port Orchard, Washington; and Jacob Downie of Norfolk, Nebraska; five grandchildren: Brianna, Kara, Ella, Rachael and Michael; his sister, Cheri Carlsen of Osmond, Nebraska; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lisa on March 13, 2006.
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Deepest sympathy to your family at this time of loss. I was a classmate of your Dad's and just had the chance to visit with him last June at our class reunion. May memories comfort you at this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy to your family at this time of your lost . He was a very special person.
We are so sorry for this great pain.While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. Psalms 34: 18,19
As a high school classmate of Craig's, I want to express my sincere sympathies to his family! He was a fun loving guy, always ready to enjoy life! He will be missed!
Nancy Koertje Jensen
Craig, You will be missed! We loved your optimism and your smile! Safe travels my friend and we will see you on the other side. God bless and keep you safe.
Love Sarah and Phil
My deepest sympathy to your family. Craig and I were friends for about 17 years. He was a very proud father and grandfather. We will miss him dearly, and it is going to be hard for quite awhile. God bless you all!
Deepest sympathy to your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Craig was always upbeat and had a smile on his face. His positive energy was contagious and always made you laugh. Prayers to your whole family he will be missed! Rest in peace Craig.
Brenda and Robert
Our deepest sympathy to all of Craig's family.
Staci and Dave Kleinschmit
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