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Craig J. Wanous, 54

Craig J. Wanous, age 54, of Hutchinson, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Stockholm Township of rural Wright County.

Craig was born June 23, 1959, in Hutchinson, to David and Marvel (Carlson) Wanous.

He graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1977.

Craig and Janet Eisenmenger were married Nov. 7, 1981, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

Craig was a smart and diligent farmer, who also hauled grain for many years. He worked hard, loved his kids and grandchildren, and was dedicated to helping others.

Craig always did the best he could and tried to have the most fun he could while doing it. He loved to play softball, and hunt; and he loved John Deere.

He is survived by his father, David Wanous; mother Marvel Carlson; loving wife, Janet; daughter Stefanie (Dan) Ewert; sons Travis (Amy Anderson), and Christopher (Amanda Block); and grandchildren Brody Wanous, Clayton Wanous, and Hailey Ewert.

Craig is further survived by his sisters. Debbie Stearns, Sherrie Neumann, and Angela Gores; father-in-law Leroy Knoll; mother-in-law Marian Knoll; sister-in-law Judy Eisenmenger; brother-in-law Terry Knoll; and by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents; and by an infant sister.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake; with parish prayers recited at 7 p.m.; and continued Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Honorary casket bearers were Marvin Neumann, Corey Stearns, and Dean Gores. Casket bearers were Duane Wanous, Tom Bebo, Alan Juncewski, Kraig Kunkel, Larry Wanous, and Joe Nowak.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences can be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.