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Craig A. Watkins

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

AMBOY – Craig Allen Watkins, 60, of Amboy, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

He was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Cleveland, the son of Roger and Mary (Nickerson) Watkins. He moved to Rockford and attended East High School. He graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a degree in elementary education. Craig taught in Ossian, Iowa, but spent the majority of his career in Amboy. He was active in the Illinois Education Association and his church. He spent many years working at Green Wing Bible Camp and at Woodhaven Lakes. 

He is survived by his brother, Geoff Watkins of Amboy; his sister, Holly Johnston of White Bear Lake, Minn.; several cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, and several cousins. 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, followed by a luncheon. Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established.

Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.

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