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Craig Close

March 14, 1947 — July 23, 2015

Craig Close, 68, of Huron, died on July 23, 2015 at his home in Huron. He graduated from Tennessee Military School (ROTC) in Sweetwater TN, and served in the US Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base, and also in Taiwan, Korea and Germany. Craig was a Merchant Mariner and worked on the Great Lakes Freighters for Hanna Steamship Lines. He enjoyed shooting, hunting and fishing. He loved the water and lived on his boat and spent the coldest days at Jordan's Restaurant helping in the kitchen. Craig enjoyed riding his new motorcycle with his brother Richard, they were planning to make road trips the week Craig passed, they were going to visit the military schools in Tennessee where both attended and to drive out to Arizona to visit his daughter and grandchildren. Preceded in death of Craig is his father Dr. Richard L Close and mother Shirley Close. Left behind is his daughter, Shaune Van Houten, of Arizona, and son Derrick Close, of Indianapolis, his brother Richard Close, grandchildren, great grandchild and nieces and nephews and Cousin Paula Olszewski and her husband Tom. Memorial services willl be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
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