Craig F. Lawson

Thursday, October 21, 2021
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On October 12, 2021 Heaven gained another angel. He was born to James and Phyllis (Goettle) Lawson on June 11, 1953 in Kenmare, North Dakota. Craig wrestled in Junior High in Miles City, Montana. He graduated from Senior High in Billings, Montana in 1971. Craig then joined the Army and served as a Corporal from 1971-1974. While he was stationed in Berlin, Germany, he was able to travel the country side. He enjoyed Amsterdam the most.

Craig met the love of his life Kris Sanford in 1975, and they married in 1979 while residing in Laurel, Montana. They were blessed with two sons, Matthew and Mitchell. Raising their boys together was always an adventure whether it was camping, fishing, games, movies, or taking scenic route drives (which meant he was lost, and it happened often). His passion for movies (especially old westerns) grew into a huge library of DVDs. Craig’s humor, laughter, and love of animals are being carried on through his boys.

Craig worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 35 years. It was a job he really enjoyed. He liked talking with his customers and earning the trust of all of their dogs.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents, James and Phyllis Lawson; and his sister, Michelle Collins. Survivors include his loving wife Kris; his sons Matthew and Mitchell (Bridgett) Lawson; his brothers Vic (Joanne), Darwin (Nancy), Tim (Esther), and Ryan Lawson; his sisters Jann Stoltz, Cindy (Dave) Wetsch, Roxanne Lawson, Melodi (Dan) Lawson-Sanderlin and grandson Joey (Mitch). He also leaves behind 21 nieces and nephews and 36 great nieces and nephews.

A family memorial service is to be held in the summer. You will be missed by of those whose lives you have touched.



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