Daniel Craig, 1976-2021


Daniel Clinton Craig, 45, of La Porte, Ind., passed away at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Northwest Health – La Porte, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 15, 1976, in La Porte to Adam Daniel and Paulette Shirley (Nonnemaker) Craig.

Daniel attended La Porte Assembly of God. He was a proud father of his children and enjoyed watching them play sports. His fondest memories were attending father-daughter dances, playing catch with his son and showing off his son’s artwork. He loved fishing, grilling, and going to the lake to swim, but most importantly spending time with his family and friends.

Daniel was an avid sports fanatic of the Chicago Bears, Cubs and Bulls, and Notre Dame. He was passionate and knowledgeable about music. Daniel was a huge fan of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. He enjoyed guitar sessions with his dad and his friends. Daniel was a people person who had lots of charisma and enjoyed having conversations. Daniel was “the best uncle ever” who loved and protected his nieces and nephews. The most important things in his life were his family, friends and his relationship with God. Daniel will be greatly missed by all who loved him, especially his family and his friends, who referred to him as “Schwartz.”

On Nov. 9, 2002, in La Porte, he married the love of his life, Misty Flentge, who survives. Their personalities complemented one another and they enjoyed almost 19 years together.

Also surviving are his father, Adam Craig, and Adam’s special friend, Dolly Ewing, of Winamac, Ind.; two children, Abigail Danielle and Adam Lee Craig of La Porte; three sisters, Debra (Jim) Weiler of La Porte, Jaymie (Chris) Shoff of Winamac and Jodi (Eric O’Banion) Lewis of Rolling Prairie, Ind.; many beloved and adored nephews, nieces, great-nephew and great-nieces; mother-in-law, Norma (John) Thompson of Texas; special friends, Jimmy, Rudy, Eric, Kyle and Jay; and cousin who was more like a brother, Barry.

Preceding him in death were his mother; brother-in-law, Stephen Lewis; father-in-law, Alvinlee Flentge; and paternal and maternal grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at La Porte Assembly of God Church, La Porte, with Pastor Jeff Hines officiating. Visitation and viewing will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the service at the church. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to his wife, Misty Craig.

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One Response to “Daniel Craig, 1976-2021”

  1. Val

    Sep 14. 2021

    Misty, so sorry for your loss.

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