WAUKEGAN Ill.

Craig L. Duda

Feb. 24, 1947 - Oct. 10, 2005

Craig L. Duda, 58, passed away in Waukegan, Ill., on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005. Craig was born in Waukesha on Feb. 24, 1947, to Clemens Paul and Ruth Laura (nee Domres) Duda. He spent much of his life in the Waterford area, graduating from Waterford Union High School.

Craig was a mason/bricklayer in Waukegan. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Amateur Trapshooting Association.

He is survived by his longtime loving companion, Janet Fritch; two daughters, Deirdre "Dee" Fladwood and Michele (Todd) Kramer; his grandchildren, Adam Fladwood, Daniel Kramer, Sarah Kramer and Eric Fladwood; and his siblings, Dale, Karen and Dennis Duda.

Craig’s parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Mealy Funeral Home, 225 W. Main St., Waterford. A funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. Lawrence Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials to the family are suggested.

Mealy Funeral Home in Waterford, 534-2233, is serving the family.

"In Craig’s words: ‘Keep working with it!’"