This post was made on Facebook today sharing about the death of Craig last evening after a hard fought battle with cancer. Craig was recently awarded the Vera Sherbahn Award at the Indiana Angus Auxiliary Spring Luncheon, and was a long time member and supporter of Indiana Angus. We are sorry to hear of his loss, but are thankful with his family that he is in his forever home and pain free.
Our Dad gained his wings today. There is such a peace amongst us knowing that he is in his forever home. He’s resting in the arms of Jesus with no more pain from the cancer. 1 Corinthians 15:55 says, “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ” Dad did not die today, but he entered the pearly gates and is living his eternity in paradise! Our hearts hurt because he is no longer on this earth. But his loyalty and faithfulness to being a servant of God has no doubt made him favorable in the eyes of our Lord. Knowing Dad is in heaven and no longer suffering has taken away a much deeper sting than we could be experiencing.
We want everyone to understand that God did not fail us. All miracles are temporary. We have known and told everyone God was in control during this tough season of our journey. Dad led by example. He was ready. He’s been ready for a long time. It’s okay to be sad that we can’t call him up on the phone for a chat, visit with him for some advice, or hear a classic dad joke. It’ll be hard experiencing those life milestones and regular events without him here. But we rejoice and know we have the ultimate guardian angel!
Dad’s favorite book in the Bible was Romans. He leaned a lot on these verses the last few months. Romans 8:18-25 “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)”
I now look forward to the day I get to see my Dad and other loved ones in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Oh how wonderful it will be to see Dad dancing, laughing and not wearing that dang pain-pump-fanny-pack 🙌
Love you, Dad 💙
Visitation and funeral will be held at Walton Christian Church 101 W Bishop St
Walton, IN 46994
Visitation: Monday, May 20th 2:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Funeral: Tuesday, May 21st 1:00 pm