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Elda Craig

September 10, 1923 — November 8, 2017

Congerville-Elda Mae Craig, 94, of Congerville, IL passed away at 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 10, 1923 in Bern, Kansas a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Meyer Hartter. She married James D. Craig on April 9, 1944 in Eureka, IL. He passed away on August 29, 2008.

Survivors include four sons, Duane Craig of Morton; Jerry Craig (Claudia Paton) of Burr Ridge, IL; Quentin Craig of Morton; Kim(Carol) Craig of Congerville; two daughters, Pamela Craig-Chrisman of Bloomington; Deborah Craig of Congerville; one sister, Luella Zimmerman-Sauder of Normal, IL; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 9 siblings.

Elda Mae worked for Schrock Brothers in Congerville and then went to work at DMI in Goodfield working until the age of 80. She retired in 2003.

Elda Mae began her walk with the Lord during an illness on November 5, 2012 at the age of 89. Hours before her departure she expressed she was at peace with man and God and was ready to meet her God. She is a part of the Congerville Apostolic Christian Faith Church.

Her big heart and love for life touched many people. She was loved and will be missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Congerville Apostolic Christian Faith Church at the Dells. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:30-7p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and also from 9-9:45a.m. on Monday before services at the church. Burial will be in the Goodfield/Congerville Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Congerville Rescue Squad or LifePoints(Apostolic Christian Handicapped Home in Morton.) Online condolences may be sent to the family at


NOV 12. 4:30 AM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530


NOV 13. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)

Congerville Apostolic Christian Faith Church at the Dells
Congerville, IL

Funeral service

NOV 13. 10:00 AM (CST)

Congerville Apostolic Christian Faith Church at the Dells
Congerville, IL

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