Craig P. Etlicher, 55, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1963, in Barron, Wis., to Sidney and Marie Etlicher. Craig graduated from Brown Institute of Minneapolis, Minn., in 1983. He worked for several years in radio and then transitioned to woodworking. He loved designing and building things that would last for years to come.
He married Debbie Berg on Aug. 25, 1984. Together they raised two children in Holmen, Wis.
Craig loved spending time with his family. Being a husband, parent and grandparent were his greatest joys. He loved ice fishing, riding motorcycles, camping, traveling, watching the Vikings, politics, music, music festivals and trivia. His love of music trivia earned him the name “Rock Trivia God.” Growing up, he had a passion for scouting. Along with his son, he volunteered with Pack 91 in Holmen for several years, where he was a scout den leader and a committee chair. Along with his dad, Craig was also a volunteer with the Sand Creek Fire Department.
Craig is survived by his wife, Debbie; son Christopher; daughter-in-law Kelly; grandson Henry, of Menomonie, Wis.; daughter Renee, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; mother Marie, of Bloomer, Wis.; brothers David (Peggy), of Colgate, Wis., and Joel, of Eau Claire, Wis.; and sisters Kathy (Mike) Miller, of Madison, Wis., Jeanne (Mike) Ehrhard, of Altoona, Wis., and Ann (Paul) Neidermyer, of St. Croix Falls, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney, and his grandparents.
There will be a gathering and celebration of Craig’s life at Sand Creek Arts Center (The Old School), E9311 CTH I, Sand Creek, at 4–6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. A time of remembrance will be held at 6 p.m., with Rev. Gregory Stenzel officiating. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.
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