August 15 2019
Craig’s Obituary Craig Leon Holmes – – On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Craig Leon Holmes made his final voyage following a brief illness. Craig was born in Montana to Dr. Chester & Lorraine (Wagner) Holmes. He spent his childhood mostly in Tennessee where he learned to care for animals, including a horse named Dolly and a bulldog named Major that he shared with his sister, Terry. He also developed his love of jokes & pranks with his best friend, Ronnie. An avid football fan, Craig played football for Saint John’s Military Academy where he was the captain of the football team. Summers were spent in Door County, Wisconsin working on a charter fishing boat. He attended Lawrence University where he met his future wife, Beth Bornfleth, and the University of Oregon. They were married on September 5, 1970. The couple lived in Memphis while Craig attended medical school at the University of Tennessee. Craig then began his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where his father had also attended. After completion, Craig and two other physicians formed Internal Medicine Associates in Muskegon, Michigan at Hackley. Craig & Beth had two children, Lindsey & Christopher. The children were raised on and around docks & boats, usually with a dog nearby. They learned to respect the water early on & the family went boating and fishing. Christopher especially enjoyed boating and gained much of his father’s knowledge. After years of private practice, Craig began working for Veterans Affairs in Iron Mountain. His leadership abilities were quickly recognized and in time he became Chief of Staff. As retirement got closer, Craig & Beth looked to Wisconsin to be closer to Packers’ games and Door County. They settled in Suamico, but sadly Beth passed away as Craig was planning his retirement. His heartbreak was soothed when he reconnected with a friend from Muskegon, Linda McKendry. They married in Door County and Craig was grateful for the loving companionship. Together they watched football games, cared for their dogs, and spent time at the cabin. When Craig became ill, Linda could not have been more devoted. The world has lost a wonderful father & husband, a gifted physician, and a teacher of kindness. Craig is survived by his wife, Linda, his daughter, Lindsey & son-in-law, Tshecomah Fisher, and his son, Christopher & expectant wife, Anne and their son, Campbell. He is also survived by his sister, Terry Holmes Bott & her husband, Dr. Kermit Bott, their children, Dr. Leslie (Robert) Dion & Gregg (Shelli) Bott, best friend, Ronnie Agnew, and loyal companions, Jake & Woody. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, November 23; with the Memorial Service to be held at 11:30: a.m. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Craig Leon Holmes August 15 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Green Bay, state: Wisconsin