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Samuel F. "Sam" Craig Jr.

April 21, 1956 - January 01, 2013

Samuel F. "Sam" Craig Jr., age 56, a resident of Rockford, IL, formerly of Naperville, IL, died suddenly Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford. He was born April 21, 1956 in Springfield, MO.

Son of Samuel F. Craig Sr. and the late Mary T. (nee Klinge) Craig, loving brother of Patricia Ann Craig, David M. Craig, Stephen M. (Cindy) Craig, Robert W. (Alison) Craig, Michael J. (Lora) Craig and Katherine Mary Craig, adored uncle of Joanne, Lindsey, Nathan, Anna, Nicholas and Ellie, fond nephew of Jane Klinge of San Mateo, CA.

Sam grew up in Naperville and was a 1974 graduate of Naperville Central High School. He attended North Central College in Naperville and later graduated with a degree in marketing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Sam worked in the paper industry for many years, most recently with International Paper in Rockford. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Sam enjoyed reading and stock car racing. He will be remembered as a devoted and loving uncle, who traveled and supported his nieces and nephews in their many activities and sporting events.

Visitation Friday, January 4, 4:00-9:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Services will begin Saturday, January 5, 10:30 A.M. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Hesed House or American Diabetes Association.

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