Craig Faber of Galena, Alaska, formerly of Watkins Died unexpectedly at his home Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was 42.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner and Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.
Craig Faber was born Dec. 30, 1970, in Golden Valley to Kenneth and Lorraine (Majerus) Faber. He graduated from Eden Valley-Watkins High School in 1989. Craig worked at Cold Spring Granite for several years prior to moving to Wasilla, Alaska, where he resided for eight years. Craig then moved to Galena, Alaska, where he resided to the present time. Craig was employed as an oil driller for Nabors Drilling Co. in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He married Roberta Demoski July 28, 2007, in Galena, Alaska. Roberta died April 3, 2013.
Craig enjoyed moose, elk, caribou, and buffalo hunting, and salmon and halibut fishing. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends.
Craig was preceded in death by his wife Roberta; grandparents Edmund and Irene Faber, and Herbert and Ida Majerus; aunt Marlene Utecht; and uncle Kenny Utecht.
He is survived by his step-daughters Claudia and Mary Demoski of Galena, Alaska; parents Ken and Lorraine Faber of Watkins; brothers Mark (and Jerri) Faber of Watkins, Allen (and Becca) Faber of Cold Spring, Keith (and Friend Jeanne Olson) Faber of Watkins; nephews Brandon, Ayden and Nolen Faber; aunts and uncles.
Casket bearers will be Scott Hesse, Jesse Mathies, Brandon Faber, Gary Schromel, Steven Martin, and Tim Philips. Music will be provided by Kathy Pauls. Arrangements were by the Ertl Funeral Home of Watkins.