Craig Duane Guetzkow, age 48, of Watertown, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
There will be a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, with inurnment at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Watertown. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the church Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home of Watertown and Delano.
Craig was born Nov. 7, 1970, in Watertown, to Dale and Kathy (Yantes) Guetzkow.
A loving husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, uncle and friend to many, Craig loved life and it showed in the way he conducted himself. He had a passion for the outdoors, snowmobiling, hobby farming, hunting, fishing, canning, cooking, and riding his motorcycle.
He could be the life of the party and get everyone laughing; and was known for his generosity and always-willing-to-help attitude.
Craig graduated from Watertown High School in 1989, and continued his education at Hennepin Technical College. He made his career as a certified automobile technician.
Craig was united in marriage to Tonya Lea Quast Aug. 27, 1994, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. They were blessed with their son, Riley, in 2001.
Craig was preceded in death by his father, Dale Guetzkow.
He is survived by his wife, Tonya; son Riley; mother Kathy Guetzkow (special friend Kenny Peter); brothers Stacy (Heidi) Guetzkow, and Chad (Renae) Guetzkow; mother-in-law Karen Hess; sisters-in-law Michele Quast (Jamie), and Jenni Blue; and nieces and nephews Kayley, Ella, Griffin and Greta.