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Craig Allen Woosley

March 4, 1963 - January 8, 2021

Craig Allen Woosley

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Craig Allen Woosley, Age 57 of Belvidere passed away January 8, 2021 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL. Craig was a graduate of Belvidere High School where he participated in Wrestling and the Future Farmers of America. Not one to waste time, he married his high school sweetheart Jackie Mae Harleman the same month they graduated.  After which,he dedicated his life to farming. 

Craig raised 2 sons that he coached through several sports whether out on the wrestling mats or standing on the sidelines. Craig was an avid gardener, woodworker, and amateur genealogist. He enjoyed whittling while watching his garden and his grandkids grow.

Craig was a former member of the Belvidere JC’s, Boone County Fair Board and American Legion. More recently, he was the acting president of the Belvidere Lions Club.

Craig was preceded in death by his wife Jackie; parents, Caswell and Thelma (Craig); father-in-law, Jerry Harleman; brothers, Wayne and Henry; brother-in-law Michael Gosch.

He is survived by his children, David (Erin) Woosley, Joshua (Rachel) Woosley; mother-in- law, Jenette Gardner; grandchildren Eli, Brody, Baylor and Huntley; Sister, Patricia Lewis-Gosch as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Jim Bell Officiating. The funeral will be live streamed for family and friends who are not able to attend. A link will soon be provided here on the obituary. The walk-through visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Church. Due to state guidelines social distancing and facemasks required. Burial in Shattuck Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the family to establish a future memorial.

Service Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2021
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

The walk-through visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Church. Due to state guidelines social distancing and facemasks required.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
12:00 pm

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Jim Bell Officiating.  Due to state guidelines social distancing and facemasks required.

Burial in Shattuck’s Grove Cemetery

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Sorry to hear about your dad. You all will be our thoughts and prayers. God speed.

Keith & Kathy Click 2021-01-16T11:13:39

David & Josh sorry to hear the loss of your dad.
Sending thoughts & prayers

Marilyn Harleman 2021-01-15T19:35:43

Your Father was an amazing man . I learned so much from him. He was like family to our family . He will be missed by so many. I will forever keep him in my heart.

Kelly Harmes 2021-01-15T18:07:04

During a lifetime you only have a few that you can call a friend. Craig was one of them for me. I miss you Friend.

Donald Witt 2021-01-15T13:20:29

Craig, Jackie and their entire family meant so much to us, they made Mike, myself our kids and grandkids an extension of their family and we love them all very much. They were both taken from this world much too early and will be missed greatly. Our prayers go up for all of you especially those precious grandbabies as you navigate through this difficult time. Sending hugs.
Mike and Trisha

Mike and Trisha Kunz 2021-01-15T11:25:03

Craig & his family were vey close to me ,mom & dad brother & sis – Wendy enough to make me feel like family . So much that Craig & Jakie stood up for me & Carol at our wedding . We had the resption at there house , what a blow out lol . Craig & i wresteld together in school & were very active in the FFA. This man will Be greatly missed in our community . My deepest condolences from Steven Esin & JoAnn Esin . Wish i could have been there to celabrait his life. Love & miss you all .

Steven Esin 2021-01-15T00:02:13

He was a good man and will be missed..my heart goes out to the family. We had long conversations the last few years, off and on..he was so very proud of his boys and their wives and his grandkids..rest in peace, friend.

Dean Fidder 2021-01-14T11:31:26

Prayers Craig will be missed thinking of you all

Linda woosley 2021-01-13T06:39:23

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family.

Owen Carter 2021-01-13T05:49:34

David and Joshua, I never met your family but feel like I know you through my niece, Trisha. Craig and Jackie meant the world to Trisha and Mike. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing they are together and in no pain.

Nora Evans 2021-01-12T21:49:29

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