84, of 1250 W. Carl Sandburg Dr., Galesburg died at 6:35 AM Monday, December 21, 2009 in Rosewood Care Center.
He was born March 23, 1925 in Galesburg the son of James W. A. and Edna Karna Olson Craig. He was married to Shirley I. Riner from 1949 to 1974.
He is survived by two sons, Gary W. Craig (Karen Roney) of Longmont, CO and Kevin R. Craig of Lenexa, KS.
He served in the United States Army as 1st Lt. during World War II, returning from overseas in 1946 and recalled for staff duty from 1948-1950 in Washington, DC.
He farmed for 10 years in Galesburg and 4 years in Rio. He later worked as an insurance agent, an adjuster and general agency manager. He also managed two small farm mutual insurance companies in Illinois. He was an adjuster and claim investigator in Missouri. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1940 and Knox College in 1946. Daryl was a member of the Jaycees. He also was a member of the American Red Cross, serving as a disaster relief volunteer and instructor for 7 years. He worked 22 disasters from coast to coast. Also with the Red Cross, he volunteered driving cancer patients to Peoria. He was a volunteer for Cottage Hospital. He was affiliated with Central Congregational Church and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church.
Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.