Craig E. Worple
October 18, 1959 ~ March 29, 2012
Craig E. Worple, age 52, of Elma, IA died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, IA. Craig Edward was born on October 18, 1959 to John and Mary (Dempsey) Worple in Riceville, IA. He graduated from Crestwood High School in Cresco in 1978. Craig was united in marriage to Nancy Freidhof on June 9, 1979 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, IA. To this union three children were born; Courtney, Marcy and Shawna. The couple made their home near Elma. Craig was employed at Great Plains Supply in Elma for several years before becoming employed by Howard County Equity where he worked as a feed truck driver until he retired for health reasons. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, Jimmie Johnson NASCAR racing, watching the Minnesota Vikings and grilling at family functions. He especially loved his children, grandchildren and his pets. Craig was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, the Elma Volunteer Fire Department and Elma Sportsman’s Club. Craig is survived by his parents, John and Mary Worple of Elma; his wife of 32 years, Nancy of Elma; his children, Courtney Worple of Rochester, MN, Marcy (David) Rochford of New Hampton, IA and Shawna (Mark) Abbas of New Hampton; six grandchildren, Ceana, Jalen, Layla and Lexis Britton, Rylie Rochford and Kaden Abbas; his one brother, Steve (Kay) Worple of Cresco, IA; his grandma, Frances Dempsey of Elma; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronald Dempsey; his paternal grandparents, Edward and Frieda Worple; his sister, Christine Pietan and nephew Blake Worple. Cemetery: Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in St. Cecilia, IA. Memorials may be directed to the family. with a 4:30pm scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma and will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Monday. 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Ray Atwood celebrating.