Kraig "Doc" Bryan

February 15, 1953 - June 21, 2014
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Kraig “Doc” Bryan, 61, of Caledonia died suddenly, Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Doc was born February 15, 1953 in Freeport, IL, son of Norman and Elizabeth (Phillbrook) Bryan. He graduated from Belvidere High School and MIMA. Doc married Tammy Paske on October 24, 2009. Doc was the owner of Doc’s Upholstery and Refinishing, Inc.; Logan Avenue Self Storage, Inc.; Logan Avenue U-Haul; and Embry, Inc. He enjoyed antiques, collectibles, gardening, classic muscle cars, and restoring antiques. Doc was great at sharing his sense of humor. He was very proud to contribute to Coats for Kids, Rock House Kids, Helping Hands Network, Coon Creek Casters, VFW Support the Troops, Special Olympics, His Glory Mission, Local Scholarships, American Flag for Free, Marine Toys for Tots, and numerous other charities. Doc was president of Rock Valley Mustang Club, a member of Hub City Cruisers, and a member of Stateline Classic Cruisers.
Doc is loved and will be missed by his wife, Tammy of Caledonia; mother, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Harris of Belvidere; siblings, Kurt (Gail) Bryan, Kenlyn (Odie) Turnipseed, Kris Bryan, all of Belvidere; Stepson, Tom (Terra) Ruggles of Rockford; uncle, Robert (Betty) Philbrook; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Norman; stepfather, Edward Harris and grandmother, Anne Philbrook.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008. Visitation will be held from 3-8 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Rock House Kids. To share a condolence or light a candle, please visit

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church


1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation will be held from 3-8 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 27, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Immanuel Lutheran Church


1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Rock House Kids


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Born: February 15, 1953
Died: June 21, 2014

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Dale Barlow Dutton posted on 8/19/14

I'm so sorry for you loss, kraig was a big blessing to me many moons ago, I just recently found him on FB and was finally able to thank him for his help, sooo glad I had that opportunity , RIP


pat, Michelle, Cody, Tyler Dietz posted on 6/25/14

I still can't believe you are gone. We will never forget you. The boys thought the world. I have never met anybody that had love for life like you did. We love you and we miss you so much


Boone County Historical Museum posted on 6/24/14

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Sheila and Ron Kirkpatrick, Northern Illinois Streeters posted on 6/24/14

Dear Tammy, Ron and I were stunned and saddened to hear about Doc. He was such a warm,friendly, and generous person. We attended his Fall car show a number of times-great food,great fun.I even won a 5ft. trophy for my Cheesy Potato casserole, which is proudly displayed in my office at home. We will always remember Doc's smile and happy-go-lucky spirit. It was a privilege to know him. We can't even imagine what you're going through. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Sheila and Ron Kirkpatrick


Debbi Young posted on 6/24/14

My Deepest Sympathy Tammy. I didn't know Doc that well but the times I was around you guys at the Cadwell house in Machesney Park or the Verdi Club dinners he was always such a friendly, outgoing, happy person that made everyone feel comfortable. My prayers are with you at this time he was truely a very warm genuine person.


Dave and Nancy Bloomstrand posted on 6/24/14

Tammy We are so sorry that we will not be able to be there to drive by for our Fallen Cruiser! We are in Washington, D.C. for this entire week. Club is not going to be the same without him! You are in our prayers.


Rock House Kids posted on 6/24/14

Tammy and family we are so sorry for the loss of Doc. He left us too soon. God is in control. We will keep you in our prayers. With love, Dola Gregory and the Rock House Kids team.


Ron and Rita Sutherland posted on 6/24/14

Tammy and family so sorry for your loss. Car shows and cruises will not be the same.


Al & Amy Larsen posted on 6/24/14

Tammy, thoughts and prayers with you and your family!! Doc was a great man, and will be missed!!


Connie Ruggero posted on 6/24/14

Doc always greeted me with a bear hug and kiss...His smile and laugh was so infectious. Had a big heart and would help anyone in need. He was loved by all and will be missed. RIP dear friend....


Don and Sherry Blazer posted on 6/24/14

Our sincere sympathies to the family...Doc was a great guy and we were lucky to have known him. His huge smile, laugh and most of all his huge heart will sure be missed. Please take comfort knowing he touched so many lives.


Becki Fairfield posted on 6/24/14

To his family and large circle of friends - he will missed! What a character with an enormous heart!! Hugs and comforting thoughts to all who knew him!


kurt and gail bryan brandon bryan and rascal posted on 6/24/14

in loving memory of my big brother Kraig


kurt and gail bryan brandon bryan and rascal posted on 6/24/14

In loveing memory of my big brother Kraig


Gaylin Rush Hall posted on 6/25/14

You always made me smile, my hearts been heavy since I heard the news of your passing. You will be missed. You lived a full life with a huge heart helping so many. love always your friend since 6th grade xoxoxoxoxoxo


Larry and Cindy Deisinger posted on 6/25/14

You will be missed.Now Heaven will experience your contagious laugh.You for sure will have the Angels smiling. Sympathy and prayers to your family.


Brian and Joyce Phillips posted on 6/25/14

Doc (Kraig) you will be greatly missed. Your smile and sense of humor was contagious. Thank you for always believing in our sons by supporting/sponsoring their race team (Hoffy Racing). You had a heart of gold!!!! May you rest in peace, your memory will continue to live on in the hearts of so many. God bless your entire family


Dawn Wells posted on 6/29/14

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved Doc just like many others. God will comfort you in this difficult time. Praying for you. He will always be looking down & smiling! Love Dawn Wells (formerly Dawn Freundt)


Susan (Sue) Anderson-Morgan posted on 6/28/14

Kurt, Kris, & Kenlyn I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you and your family peace during this difficult time.


Susan (Sue) Anderson-Morgan posted on 6/28/14

Kurt, Kris, & Kenlyn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you and your family peace during this difficult time.


Mary Lou Miller posted on 6/28/14

Our sympathy and prayers to Doc's family in the sudden loss of him. He did a lot of excellent work on our furniture for us. His smiling face will be greatly missed. Bob & Mary Lou Miller, Genoa, IL


Mary Lou Miller posted on 6/28/14

Our sympathy and prayers in the sudden loss of Doc. He did a lot of excellent work on our furnature for us. His smiling face will be greatly missed. Mary Lou & Bob Miller, Genoa, IL


Kristin Ricker posted on 6/27/14

Dear Tammy and Family: I pray you find comfort in knowing that "Doc" did a lot of GREAT things for the entire area. May God hold you in his arms during this most difficult time. Most sincerely, Kristin Ricker


Bob Snider posted on 6/27/14

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bob and Mary Snider


Kay Ralston Walters posted on 6/27/14

Sincere sympathy to all of Kraig's family and friends. He will be remembered for his smile and his generous heart. Rest in peace, my friend!


Ken bastien posted on 6/27/14

Doc was a super person he helped me with employment when I was laid off . And I enjoyed going to his car shows . He was like a friend .


Dick and Brenda Kath posted on 6/26/14

You will be missed by many but your memories will always live on with all of us to share. Thoughts and prays go out to your family.


Karen Scherer-Noftz posted on 6/26/14

Spoke with Doc many times at Farm & Fleet. He was always smiling and joking. He will be greatly missed, prayers and hugs to his family.


HIS GLORY Belvidere Mission posted on 6/26/14

His life touched many lives. Prayers for his family that they find comfort in knowing all the happpiness he had given to others. Always remember...2Cor.5:8..."Absent from the body, is present with the Lord" God Bless you all


Sue Highfill posted on 6/26/14

Doc, you were such a great friend to Mike and I. When you get to heaven tell Mike hi for me, and don't you two drink to much Patron.


Jeff Willsea posted on 6/24/14

I want to say Thank you to Doc and Tammy. They have always been very supportive of my kids and helped out on any endeavor we undertook. Doc was a great man who will be very missed no just by his family but the whole community. I'm very sorry for your loss.


Dianne Onley posted on 6/24/14

My heart goes out to you and your family,Kraig had a heart of GOLD his laugh will be missed by all.So glad to have seen you on that friday night in Rockford,Lots of memories.


Kris Laurent posted on 6/24/14

Tammy,Tommy and family....words can't express the sadness we as a Community are feeling over Doc's unexpected passing.He had a heart as big as Belvidere and a smile just as big! An amazing human being.May you feel the Love from all who knew and loved him...God Bless you all thru this difficult time.. with love and Sincere Sympathy...Krisser


david dunham posted on 6/24/14

So sorry I can't make it. I have to have back surgery at 9:00am on Thursday. Love you Tammy !


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Jo Ann Arnold posted on 6/24/14

What I will always remember about Kraig is his sense of humor and when he took my children with his other niece and nephew to see the Harlem Globetrotters. He bought them all their own ball, we still have them. It is with great sorrow to hear that he has passed.


Jackie and Dick Krause posted on 6/24/14

Kraig, we will miss you. That laugh , that smile , that sense of humor and just your presence. You will be missed our friend. Rest in peace till we all call heaven our home together. Prayers to Kraigs family, he will always be watching over you , so be on your best behavior.


bill morris posted on 6/23/14

I remember so many good times from the old days. He will surely be missed.


Russ and Sue Lungstrom posted on 6/23/14

We will miss your big smile and harty laugh!


Lori Turner posted on 6/23/14

So sorry for your loss.Great guy R.I.P Craig, Thoughts and Prayers to all.


Kelly Sullivan posted on 6/23/14

Tammy, I'm so sorry about your lose. I didn't know Kraig,he sounded like a very nice,caring guy.


Tyler and Brenda chandler posted on 6/23/14

tammy and family sorry to hear of your loss


Terry and Linda Trimble posted on 6/23/14

Sorry for your loss.


Joyce Hepner posted on 6/23/14

Your great laughter and smile will be greatly missed in our community. My prayers to all your family.


Kathy and Quint Albrecht posted on 6/23/14

Thoughts and prayers for Doc's family.


Malva Craft posted on 6/23/14

My heart goes out to Kraig's family. I went to school with Kraig and he was always so kind. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Howie & Evie Thomas posted on 6/24/14

Tammy, we will miss all Doc's laughs, back slaps and all the many good times we had together. He was one of a kind and will miss him.


jack daehler posted on 6/24/14

to a good friend and awesome buddy rip old friend


John/Donna Bates posted on 6/24/14

I am so sorry for your loss Tammy and family. What a nut Doc was always left you laughing and smiling. So sorry to see such a bright light leave us.


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Diane Osterberg posted on 6/24/14

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you during this difficult time.


Lori Hinueber posted on 6/24/14

I didn't know your family well, but sharing a table at the Harlem Fans Club Dinner and laughing with both of you will not be forgotten. "Doc" will always be a happy face in my memories. What a horrible loss, God must have needed him more there than here. Hugs!


Cliff & Jackie McDowell posted on 6/24/14

Losing a sibling with such abruptness cannot be put into words, unfortunately I know. May the family treasure the many memories they have and use them as inspiration to positively reinvent themselves as time passes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Dana Hobbs Bryson posted on 6/24/14

Tammy my prayers are with you and your family!


John Zoellick posted on 6/24/14

R.I.P will be missed.


David Davis posted on 6/24/14

Doc. you will be missed by all; and my condolences go out to all of his family and especially to his wife who had the shortest time with him. May she continue his charitable work.


Anita Schmidt posted on 6/24/14

There is not enough words to express how saddening this is. He will truly be missed by many GOD BLESS YOU DOC


Valerie Gunn posted on 6/24/14

May God Bless your family Doc you will be missed by many


Rev Milhone posted on 6/24/14

Our deepest condolences go out to Tammy and the family .Kraig's volunteering work and fundraising projects make him a man we all looked up to and to the community , a treasured member. We are all at a loss at this time. We always had a great time when Kraig was around with his innate talent of keeping things interesting and upbeat . Until we meet again , my friend.


Susan Bartelli (Sorensen) posted on 6/24/14

Tammy, we're all so very sorry for your loss. You had way too few years with this beloved man. Thinking of you at this difficult time - Susan Sorensen, Cindy Oldenburg, Leslie Dean, Patsy Kiefer, Sue Gang. Kris, Kurt, Kenlyn - I cannot imagine losing a brother. I'm so very sorry. Prayers to your mother most of all, for comfort in the loss of her child. The little I knew of him, it was enough to know this is a loss for the community.


Amy Holden posted on 6/24/14

My first memories are meeting Doc for the first time are his big smile and open arms to all he met. He was such a amazing man. Helped so many. My girls will always remember you Doc! My family has never met someone as passionate and caring as you. You will forever be etched in our hearts. Love you Doc!


Lannette Pence posted on 6/24/14

May you rest in peace..Kraig..the so many memories, your funny laugh, always jokin around, always looking out for everyone around you, especially children. You would give the shirt off your back for a child. You will always be remembered by all that got a chance to know you, especially myself, my daughter and all of my family. will never be forgotton!


Larry peters posted on 6/23/14

Lifetime of memories to many to list. RIP