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Craig Longfellow 02/09/2021

Craig Longfellow 02/09/2021

Craig B. Longfellow, age 77, of Star Prairie passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  Craig achieved Eagle Scout and served his country in the US Army in the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.  Craig enjoyed the outdoors by hunting, fishing and gardening.  He loved to cheer on the Green Bay Packers, the Brewers and loved spending time with his family.  He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Kristin Diel; son, Jason (Melinda) Longfellow; grandchildren, Amber Marie, Tyler Thomas and Conner Christian Diel as well as Gretta Mable Longfellow.  Craig is further survived by his siblings, Douglas (Mary Lou) Longfellow, Joyce Jahn; and many family and friends. Craig is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Helen Longfellow; sister, Joan Themmes; and son-in-law Tom Diel.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond. Military honors was provided by VFW Post #10818 following the service.  Visitation was also on Saturday from 10:00-12:00 noon.  Interment will be at a later date at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Jason Longfellow Posted February 10, 2021 1:41 pm

    I really miss you Dad. This is tougher than I thought.

    • Chad Mortimer Posted February 10, 2021 2:02 pm

      Your dad was a good man he will be missed he will always be looking down on you Jason

  • Georgie Longfellow Posted February 10, 2021 4:46 pm

    Your Dad was always a jokester. He is a great man!! He will be looking down on all his family and guiding you through hard days ahead. Craig you pain is over and your in gods hands. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs for you Julie. Jason and Kris sending lots of love ❤️ 🙏.

  • Janet Monson Posted February 11, 2021 5:13 pm

    Our Heartfelt Sympathies to All of you. We are keeping you in our Thoughts and Prayers.

  • Marlys and Dick Lambert Posted February 11, 2021 7:41 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy to you,Julie and all your family!

  • Eldon and Doreena Loescher Posted February 12, 2021 9:36 pm

    Jason and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. This is such a sorrowful time for a family and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay your loved one to rest.

  • Harriet F. Link Posted February 15, 2021 4:38 pm

    I was a classmate of Craig’s in high school. We dated a few times but lost contact as the years went by. I found his address in our local phone directory and wrote a note to him a few years ago and he replied. I am sorry to see that he has passed. I remember him as being a very, very nice young man and I am sure that continued as he went through life.

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