Hal B. Craig

April 15, 1924October 19, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

Hal B. Craig, 89, of Belleville, Ill., born April 15, 1924 in Argenta, Ill., passed away October 19, 2013 at his residence.

Hal was a WW II veteran serving in the United States Army. He was employed by Illinois Power for 30 years and retired in 1984. He played basketball at University of Illinois. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Fighting Illini, Chicago Bears, and StLouis Cardinals, and cherished attending family reunions and activities with grandchildren.

He was a preceded in death by parents Harry and Lena, Querry, Craig, brothers, Harold, Don, Clayton, Max, Gil, and a sister, Lois (Smith).

Surviving are his wife of close to 65 years, Bonnie Craig, nee Dennis; two sons Steve Craig (Debbie) of Belleville, and Doug Craig (Cindy) of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Ryan and Jeffrey Craig of Fairview Heights, Ill., Hannah and Tyler Craig of Des Moines, Iowa; brother Robert Craig of Decatur, Ill.; two great grandchildren, Kadyn and Ramzey Craig, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Family Hospice. Memories and expressions of condolences may be made at

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hal B. Craig

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


October 24, 2013

Dear Bonnie and family
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Hal.I know that you have lots of good memories. Frank and Hal both worked for Illinois Power Co. and he was a very good friend. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we were unable to attend the visitation. Frank and Joan Ponsler

October 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May the precious memories you have help you cope, as you go through this difficult time. Sorry we were unable to attend the visitation.
Barney and LaVerne Elser - Swansea, IL

October 23, 2013

Dear Steve, Debbie & family
We hope memories of your dad makes this time a lot easier.
Don & Carol Brown

Lauren Robinson

October 23, 2013

Steve, Debbie, and family -
I am very sorry to hear of your father/grandfather's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in others' kindness and in wonderful memories of your father.

Jill Singh, RN

October 23, 2013

It was an honor and a privilege to care for Mr. Craig. I offer you all my deepest sympathies. May happy memories of your dad, Steve and Doug, be numerous and the sorrow you feel at this time be fleeting. God bless.

Donna Craig

October 22, 2013

Dear Bonnie, Steve, Debbie, Ryan, Jeffrey, Doug, Cindy, Hannah and Tyler, My heart is breaking for all of you. Jim, DeAnna and I always enjoyed his stories of Grandma and Grandpa Craig. Hal always took the time to talk to everyone and find out what was going on in our lives. He was such a wonderful man and had a soothing way about him. He will be greatly missed. I am praying for you during this hard time. God will get you through this time of need. Love to you all, Donna

October 22, 2013

Steve, Debbie and family,
I am so sorry about your loss. You have been in my prayers for several weeks. I am glad he got what he wanted and found peace at being at home. Love you guys, Jo Robinson

linda diedrich

October 22, 2013

Steve, Deb and family, extended family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hal was an exceptional man/mentor. I wish I could be there for you all. Love ld

Kathy & Terry Gainer

October 22, 2013

The entire family will always remember Hal's wonderful smile and loving hugs when we were all together for any reunion. He will be missed every day. He was loved dearly.

October 22, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.