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Craig R. Lanaville, Sr.
Craig Ray Lanaville, Sr., 57, Wilson, Mi. passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Friday, Nov. 15.
Born Jan. 12, 1956 in San Antonio, Tx., son of Ray and Patricia (Allen) Lanaville, he attended Wilson Jr. Academy and Carney Nadeau High School. On April 18, 1973, he married Janean Kitson at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Munising. He worked for Robinson Furniture, Snowden Inc., Smeester Brothers and was self employed with Lanaville Trucking. He then worked at Marinette Marine in 2003 as a leadman and was a welding instructor where he enjoyed his job and co-workers.
He was a volunteer for the Gourley Township Fire Department since 1992, loved to spend time with family and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of the NRA and Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wilson. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by family and friends.
Besides his wife, Janean, he is survived by his father, Ray (Vernetta) Lanaville of Silverwood, Mi.; three children, Craig Ray Chip (Wendy) Lanaville, Jr. and Jaime Lynn (Jeremey) Gagnon, both of Wilson and Angel (Cory) Lanaville, of North Carolina; five grandchildren and three siblings, Daryl (Suzette) Lanaville, of Texas, Mark (Nikki) Lanaville, of Wilson and Leesa Lanaville, of Silverwood, Mi.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia and a brother, Lane.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at noon (Eastern Time) at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wilson. Burial will be in the Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in his name may be made to the Gourley Township Fire Association to benefit the fire department. The Crawford Funeral Home is assisting the family.