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Creighton 'Craig' Charles Knight


IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Creighton "Craig" Charles Knight, 55 of Ironwood Township, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1961, in Kenosha, Wis., and attended Curtis Strange School and Washington High School, both in Kenosha.

Craig played football, earning most valuable player. He enjoyed riding motorcycle and snowmobiling. He also liked to fish and going on camping trips. On vacations, he liked to go to Lake Superior swimming with his cousins. He also liked tinkering on cars, especially his first car which was a 1978 Ford Thunderbird. He was not afraid to tackle any job or project. He was a kind hearted person who would give you the shirt of his back.

In his 20s, he was diagnosed with a mental illness. He went through many ups and downs, never losing his sense of humor.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Betty (nee Rappley) Knight; a sister, Debra Knight and her partner, Corey Baumann; a nephew, James Knight; nieces, Nicole Phifer and Samantha Baumann; many cousins who he enjoyed being with on vacations; and a special friend, Jason Pallin, who considered him a brother.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Samuel and Tiami Rappley; paternal grandparents, Charles and Sigrad Knight; and many special aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at Ketola-Burla Funeral Home, 634 E. Ayer St., Ironwood, with Pastor Kurt Kovanen officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior.

Life is in the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunsets. May the "Great Spirit" watch over you on the rainbow trail.

Range Funeral Service & Crematory, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home, Ironwood, is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be shared at


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