Craig's Story

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Craig Steven McDougle, 52, Bunker Hill, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Dukes Memorial Hospital. Craig was born Oct. 26, 1964, in Kokomo. He was the son of Carol L. McDougle and the late Charles L. McDougle.
He was a 1984 graduate of Northwestern High School, Kokomo. He was active in the FFA, Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement while growing up. He was employed at Bryan Steam Corp. in Peru and was a union steward. A huge fan of Jeff Gordon, he even had raced and worked at local race tracks himself. He worked on cars or anything else with wheels and loved gardening. He and his father planted hundreds of pine and black walnut trees, donating many trees at Christmas to families who couldn't afford to purchase one.
Survivors include his mother, Carol L. McDougle, Kokomo; brother, Curt McDougle, Denver; son, Steven Coffman, Seattle, Washington; aunts, Monica Harbuck, Sumter, South Carolina; Sharon Proctor, San Jose, California; uncles, Ronald McDougle, Hunterstown, Arnold Benjamin, Highgate Springs, Vermont; niece, Cayla Walker; great-nephew, Jamison Yard; very special friend, Marna Wyant; special cousins, Todd McDougle, Scott Proctor, Vicki and Eva McCarthy; Craig's special friends who were with him at the hospital, Marna Wyant, Joe Wilson, Amy Sparks, Tim Grove and Dale and Dora Pier; other special friends, Pat and Eric Barko, Ed Brown, Tim Hanson; little special friends, Kristian, Raylan, Tory and Travis and their parents, Maranda and Marly; friends of the family, Connie and Bill Helms, Nancy and Dan Macaluso, Joanne and Bill Conroy, Annie and Ken Bicking, Deanie Arnett and Jan Morris; and Craig's dogs, Daisy and Jenny.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. McDougle; grandparents, Leon and Viola McDougle, Clifford and Eva Benjamin; uncles, Clifton and Roland Benjamin and Robert Steven McDougle.
A memorial service will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Riverview Funeral Home, with Pastor Virgil Barker officiating. You may leave you condolences online at www.riverviewfhperu.com.
Published on March 8, 2017
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