Craig James Antonissen
November 2, 1969 - January 22, 2011
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Saturday 1/29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Saturday 1/29, 11:00 am

Craig James Antonissen, age 41, of 184 Lamplighter Dr. APT #3, Kaukauna, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 22, 2011 after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 2, 1969, in Green Bay, the son of James and Gail (Orthober) Antonissen. He married Penny Ellis of Massachusetts, on April…

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Jim and Bonnie Ridderbush left a message on February 1, 2011:
Im so sorry to here about your hubby.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve and Kelly Hastreiter left a message on January 29, 2011:
Sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy.
Eileen Sophie Shanks left a message on January 29, 2011:
Rubber was a great guy. He was a brave soul and a lot of fun, too. I will always remember the laughs and good times we shared at St. Norbert. My sincere condolences.
Page Marie Fleming left a message on January 29, 2011:
Craig was a ray of light and the sweetest guy ever. He always made me feel special and was so much fun to be around. We shared many wonderful times at SNC, and I fondly look back at great memories shared with Rubber (hanging out, dinner dance, canoeing on the Black River...I think that's the name!) and much more. I am so deeply sorry for your huge loss. We will keep you in our continued thought and prayers during this challenging time, knowing that Rubber wants you to be happy and love this life, cause that what he did. I know he is now in a wonderful place, looking down on us, flying around with his new angel wings.
Kay Holden left a message on January 28, 2011:
Penny, my thoughts are with you at this time. Craig is at peace now and you had 9 wonderful years with him. I know you will always remember those years together. Love, Kay
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Joan & Dan Williquette left a message on January 28, 2011:
Dear Gail, Jim & Family, We were so sorry to read about Craig in the Press Gazette. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. It has been so many years since we've spoken to each other but I will always remember the good times we had together. Love and peace to Craig and all his wonderful family. The Williquette Family
Joe Krusinski left a message on January 28, 2011:
Rub was truly a dear friend that will be sorely missed by many. I'm thankful for the times we had together and when I think of them (often) I cannot help but smile. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Penny and Craig's family in this difficult time.
Matt and Jen Kolp left a message on January 28, 2011:
I've known Rubber since St. Norberts and he was a great friend. He will be terribly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Penny and his whole family.
Linda Ellis left a message on January 27, 2011:
Very sorry for your loss
Ron & Audrey Lawton left a message on January 27, 2011:
Hi Penny...We wanted to express our condolences on Craig's passing. We have some really nice memories. Enjoyed our time spent with you in North Carolina, Washington DC and our "Get Togethers" over the years. Penny,you brought so much happiness to Craig's life
Tammy Jones + family left a message on January 27, 2011:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time. May you find peace in knowing we were touched by the love an amazing man. Craig was a great friend and heaven is blessed to have him now. RIP Rubber....until-----
Vicki Petska left a message on January 27, 2011:
Our deepest sympathies to all of Craig's family. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. May Craig now be at peace. Jerry and Vicki Petska
Dennis Becks left a message on January 27, 2011:
I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Dennis
Peter Easton left a message on January 27, 2011:
Craig was a great friend and a courageous person whom I have many special memories that still live within me. I send love and condolences’ to his family and I’m thankful for the time I had with Craig.
Randy Kupsh left a message on January 27, 2011:
So Sorry To Hear of The Passing of CRAIG,...He Really Was an Adult in a Kids Body,..I Coached CRAIG in Little Hoopers Basketball at St. Joes,..He Had Better Ideas For Plays Than I Did,...He Was Always Thinking,...He's Gonna Sit In a Seat Next To Our LORD,..And Solve Some Of Todays Troubles. Rest In Peace My Friend,..
Michael Ellis left a message on January 27, 2011:
sorry for your loss.
Bill and Judy Gregory left a message on January 27, 2011:
He'd stop by the farm when he was visiting his family up in Sturgeon Bay and we'd visit for awhile. No matter what new medical challenge he was dealing with it would not damper his love for life. When Penny came into his life it was truely like a breath of special warm air. Penny, you showed him that he was loveable and cherished as only a wife can do.Craig put so much into his short life-all the schooling, trips, holding down a job, being a good friend to so many people.I was given card once that read: You'll never know why bad things happen but they do. You'll never know why sad things have to happen but they do. Just remember that everything good and wonderful stays in our minds & hearts forver. So we will always have our loved one with us. Good By Craig, Enjoy your restful peace and keep an eye on the rest of us. Your missed.
Judy & Bill Gregory left a message on January 26, 2011:
We 1st met Craig at St Noberts' when visiting Will and Andy.He was very polite, funny in his special way, moving all the time and so skinny, I felt it was my duty to feed him all weekend, put some fat on those boney legs.As the years went by he stayed skinny, polite and funny even though medically he was dealing with so much. At Andy and Michelles wedding he was having a great time and asked me, the grooms mom to dance. He danced quite well. But in the middle of the dance he suddenly stops dancing and asks me, "Mrs G have you thought about Life Insurance and planning for your future". I said No Craig not in the middle of my sons wedding I haven't. "Well its your lucky day today I'm here to take care of it for you". I told Craig it was his lucky day because I was taking him to the bar and buying him a drink.We never did talk about that insurance.
Amy left a message on January 26, 2011:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Craig as one of the nicest guys I've ever known.
Alicia,Paul,Jariah&Rian left a message on January 26, 2011:
We love you Mom!!!!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Darryl&Debbie Ellis left a message on January 26, 2011:
Penny & Craigs Family, we are so sorry for your loss... Heaven has received another angel...Penny we are there with you in spirit,always in our hearts.love,Deb& Darryl & Family
Erin, Lisa left a message on January 26, 2011:
Sorry for your loss. We love you mom!
Krusinski Family left a message on January 26, 2011:
On behalf of the entire Krusinski Family we extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Craig was a special person, always caring and smiling. We will miss him.
Ed McCauley left a message on January 26, 2011:
Rubber, you will be missed and thank you for the good times at the shows, Len's living room and all points in between. Fare thee well.
Chris (Tex) McClean left a message on January 26, 2011:
Rub. You've brought light onto this world. I'm sure you'll carry that light from above. I'll see you again and keep you and your family in my heart always.
Rhonda, Urology left a message on January 26, 2011:
Craig always came into our office with a smile. He had a friendly warmth about him that made you want to sit and talk to him for awhile. He kept a positive attitiude even when he was not feeling well. I loved listening to his stories and laughing at his jokes. After his visit he always looked forward to the candy at check out. He was sohappy when we had his favorite flavors.
Rhonda, Urology left a message on January 26, 2011:
Craig always came into our office with a smile. He had a friendly warmth about him that made you want to sit and talk to him for awhile. He kept a positive attitiude even when he was not feeling well. I loved listening to his stories and laughing at his jokes. After his visit he always looked forward to the candy at check out. He was sohappy when we had his favorite flavors.
Angela Preslik left a message on January 26, 2011:
Craig was a wonderful friend and had the heart the size of the Grand Canyon!He always had a positive attitude and it rubbed off on you! Heaven just welcomed a loving soul ~ Peace~
Lisa Krusinski left a message on January 26, 2011:
I will always love you, Craig. I cherish our friendship and all of the memories we've shared. You were an amazing man who had a heart of gold. You are one of the strongest persons I've known. I will miss you, as many will. My thoughts and prayers are w/ Penny and your family.
Robin Ames left a message on January 26, 2011:
To Penny, my sis and all of Craigs family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Love, Robin & Stace
Joe and Barb Ketter left a message on January 26, 2011:
Penny, You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Craig was a wonderful guy and he had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
Lori Ketter left a message on January 26, 2011:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Craig's family and friends. He will be missed by many!
mark and karen orthober left a message on January 26, 2011:
god bless you and you'll be in our thoughts and our prayers forever
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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