Craig Wrzesinski

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Craig Wrzesinski

Craig Wrzesinski

On April 12, 1949, Craig Wrzesinski was born to A. Kelly and Mary Wrzesinski, in Sacramento, California. At the young age of 16, Craig left home to rodeo and work as a ranch hand. Following the dream of being a cowboy, he ended up where his family roots started in Montana in the late ‘60’s. Once in Montana, Craig worked several jobs and eventually found and married his soul mate Helen in January of 1973. They soon had two boys and Craig realized the cowboy life wouldn’t pay the bills. It was then that Craig took a job driving truck. He always did whatever was necessary to provide for his family. In 1984, he had the opportunity to join the Billings Police Department, knowing that the pay and benefits were worth the risk for his family. Craig had a distinguished career with the BPD and after 27 years he retired with the respect and thanks from the City of Billings. In Craig’s retired years he enjoyed being a Grandpa the most. Being retired, he became the go-to daycare for his grandkids, which he loved more than anything. His youngest who was not in school yet would get to go to  “Papa School.” He wasn’t one to let his grandkids slack off just because he wasn’t old enough to go to school. Of course, part of Papa School was daily trips to Walmart and cruising the local pawn shop. Being a grandpa was the best part of Craig’s later years. Not only was Craig a great dad and papa but he treated any respectable young man as family and took many in as his own. He was a hero to his family and friends. He was a cowboy, a truck driver and a law enforcement officer. He will be missed by all of the hearts and souls he touched. 

Craig was proceeded in death by his mother Mary. He is survived by his father Kelly; his wife Helen; children Charissa (Leonard), Charity, Seven (Wendy), Kaz (Tiny); grandkids, Justin (Allie), Iyanna, Kellen, Calvin, Harlo and Kannon, as well as three great-grandkids. He is also survived by five siblings, Sharon, “baby girl,” Sharlett, Lance, Shayne and Matt, as well as many nieces, nephews and countless friends. A special thank you to our friends for helping us find these words to commemorate our hero.

Please join us as we laugh, cry and tell stories at a “Polish Wake,” held at the Caboose Saloon in Laurel on Saturday, December 1st from 2 p.m. until we are through.

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