Craig Alan Ruegnitz, age 64, of Elkport, IA, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 24, 1955, in Edgewood IA, the son of Gene and Jean (Tinkey) Ruegnitz.
Craig attended and graduated from Elkader High School with the class of 1973. He worked for Trademark Homes and spent 39 years working for Clayton County Secondary Roads Crew till his retirement in 2018. On June 18, 1977, Craig was united in marriage to Carla Rodenberg at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and later the couple was blessed with two children, Chad & Christa. Craig was a member of the Garber City Council, Garber Fire Department; Jaycee, served on the Elkport Immanuel Church Council and served as sexton for the Immanuel Cemetery. Craig played softball for teams in Garber, Littleport and Guttenberg. He was an avid duck, deer & turkey hunter along with fishing in his spare time. The Great Ole Mississippi was a favorite place to spend time with family and friends especially being “The Captain of his Ship”.
Craig will be forever loved and cherished by his wife of 42 years, Carla; children, Chad (Kelly) Ruegnitz & Christa (Ryan) Mohr; 4 grandchildren, Ashton Fangman, Carson Ruegnitz, Maliyah Mohr & Jameson Mohr; parents, Gene (Jean) Ruegnitz; sister, Diane (David) Domeyer; brother in law, Bruce Rodenberg; in laws, Ed (LaVonne) Rodenberg and many other relatives and friends.
Craig was preceded in death by both his paternal & maternal grandparents; cousin, Alex Ruegnitz & sister in law, Debra Rodenberg.
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