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-Craig E. Slight-

Craig E. Slight, 60, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Jct.

Funeral services for Craig were Friday, February 15, 2008, at 2:00pm at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction, Iowa.  Ramona Wink, Commission Lay Pastor for the First United Presbyterian Church of Morning Sun officiated.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction.  Burial was in the Columbus City Cemetery.  Sympathy notes may be left to the Slight family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.    

Craig Eugene Slight was born December 17, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Rodney E. and Luella M. (Semlow) Slight.  Craig attended grade school in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa and Amarillo, Texas.  He graduated from Columbus Junction High School where he was a member of the Science Club and the football team.  He also participated in Boy Scouts.  After high school Craig attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a degree in Industrial Arts and Counseling.  He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity.  During the summers, while attending college, Craig had worked part time on the Rock Island Railroad in Wisconsin, also on barge lines, at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo and Columbus Junction and for Kroblin Trucking Company in Waterloo.  Following college graduation he was hired as an Industrial Arts teacher and Counselor in Florida and while there contracted encephalitis from which he never recovered.  Craig entered Colonial Manor Care Center in 1984.  His hobbies were listening to music, watching movies and playing games on the computer.

Craig will be dearly missed by his mother, Luella of Washington, Iowa; his brother, Gary Slight and his wife, Sue of Muscatine; and 2 nieces, Sarah Slight of New York City and Meagan Slight of Iowa City.

Craig was preceded in death by his father. 

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