MADISON - Paul Craig, age 79, passed away March 18, 2013.

Paul was born July 4, 1933, in Oconomowoc, son of John and Pauline (Norseng) Craig. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Animal Husbandry. Paul was preceded in death by the love of his life, Carole. Paul was employed by Wilson Packing Company as a livestock buyer in Albert Lea, MN, and Sioux Falls, SD. In 1959, he returned to Madison to enter the business of managing farms for absentee owners and still had a few favorite clients. He strived to make the rural community a better place to live, work and play. Paul was a charter member and past president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He enjoyed his Canadian fishing trips, traveling with his friendly vehicle, an avid Badger and Packer fan, and watching his grandchildren grow.

Survivors include children, Lisa (Steve) Powell, Lynn (Rod) Heller, and Steve (Jaci) Craig; grandchildren, Becky, Jenna, Anthony, Taylor and Carson; and great-grandchild, Cora.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life at COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 326 S. Segoe Road Madison, WI 53705 on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Visitation will be held at 12:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. and an informal gathering to follow.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made on Paul's behalf to Covenant Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

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