Craig A. Knudsen, 65, died Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at his home.
He was born May 14, 1957, in Audubon, Iowa, son of the late Warren and Betty (Johnson) Knudsen. On October 26, 1985, he married Debra Zietlow at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau.
Above all else, Craig loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and watching NASCAR. Craig was an active member of the Rib Mountain Lions Club as well as an avid snowmobiler and member of the Trail Mates where he helped with many of their events including the grass drags.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Knudsen; sons, Ryan Knudsen and Michael (Sara) Knudsen; granddaughter, Ava Knudsen; siblings, Rosalie Wiand, Wanda (George) Eitland, Larry (Donna) Knudsen, Curtis (Sandra) Knudsen and Paul (Tami) Knudsen; mother-in-law, Darlene Zietlow; sisters-in-law, Diane Knudsen and Pam (Hugh) Gresens; many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Knudsen and father-in-law, Donald Zietlow.
Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau. Rev. Leslie O’Callaghan will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Sixth Street funeral home.
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