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Craig R. Diedrich – Obituary

Name: Craig R. Diedrich

Age: 42

Born: 02-05-1975

Died: 11-25-2017

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud, MN for Craig Robert Diedrich age 42 of Louisville, KY formerly of Rockville, MN who died on November 25, 2017 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY. Rev. Gerald Dalseth will lead the Prayer Service. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Craig was born on February 5, 1975 in St. Paul, MN the son of Robert J. and Donna M. (Skaalerud) Diedrich. Craig moved with his parents to Rockville in 1979, where he attended grade school and later high school at ROCORI High School in Cold Spring, MN. After school Craig started driving truck for both local and over the road trucking firms. He later started Venture III DJ services. In 2012, Craig moved to Owensboro, KY. While in Kentucky he operated Fargo Small Engine Repair and also worked as a general handy man.

He loved music, loved to play the drums, ride motorcycles and landscaping his own yard.

In addition to his dad, he was preceded in death by his birth mother Gloria, one half-sister Michelle, and his uncles Larry, Walter, Howard, Roger, and Elroy Skaalerud.

He is survived by his mother Donna of Waite Park, MN, the love of his life Michelle Sims of Louisville, KY and her two children, Jorja and Nate, two half-sisters, Lori Lewis of Owensboro, KY and Brenda Thompson of Wisconsin, five aunts, Margaret Kloss of St. Joseph, MN, Evelyn Sigler of St. Cloud, MN, Rosemary (Mike) Rausch of Ramsey, MN, and Lynn (Rob) McGillivray of Northfield, MN, other relatives and many friends.


Guestbook for Craig R. Diedrich

, friend
December 28, 2017, 1:54 am
for the past few years I lost touch with craig, but he will be deeply missed as I enjoyed making music with him and spending great times. my deepest sympathy for the family and may God comfort you at your time of loss.
Patrick Lenz
, Friend
December 18, 2017, 2:34 pm
Craig was one of my closest friends so long ago. He and I shared in so many incredible times in our early adult lives that have impacted me greatly since. I reflect back on those times often and think fondly of this incredible guy. His mind for all things mechanical, electrical and beyond simply amazed me. His personality and heart was one of a kind and I am sad to know he is gone. I wish I could have known about his visitation and funeral arrangements. God bless those he left behind that are closest to him; God bless Craig.
Julene (Micke) Johnson
, Craig's First Grade Teacher
November 30, 2017, 8:24 pm
Craig's Family, my deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of Craig. I was Craig's first grade teacher. Craig was such a happy boy, with a big smile and full of energy. I hang the Christmas penguin ornament, that Craig gave me, on our tree every year. The ornament is very special to me and I think of Craig each year, as it is hung on the tree. May our Lord and Savior give you peace. Sincerely, Julene(Micke)Johnson
Angela & Michael Nelson
, Friend
November 29, 2017, 10:49 pm
My thoughts & prayers go out to his family...
Kenneth Harvey
November 29, 2017, 12:00 pm
Words cannot adequately express our sorrow in the loss of Craig. Someone so special can never be forgotten. May you find comfort in happy memories and in the words from our heavenly father Jehovah found at Isaiah 25:8; “He (God) will swallow up death forever. And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe the tears from all faces“ and Rev 21:4  “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

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