Craig Raikes, 49

Craig Raikes, 49, Laketon, died at 3 p.m. March 13, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Oct. 22, 1963 in Peru. He graduated from Southwood High School in 1982.  On Feb. 26, 1994 he married Tyna Lynn Kindler.

Craig was a welder for 19 years at Abresist Kalenborn Corp., Urbana.  He was a member of Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, where he was a member of 4WB Praise Band.  He was also a member of the Jimmy B & 4 On The Floor Band. He loved to fish, ride his Harley and play and write music. 

He is survived by his wife, Tyna Lynn Raikes, Laketon; son, Corey Steven Raikes, Laketon; daughters, Autumn Claire (fiancÚ' Brett Taylor) Raikes, Roann, and Rhyan Shay Raikes, Fort Wayne; father, David William Raikes, Lafayette; mother, Carole Jean Kreighbaum, Plainfield; brother, Kris R. (Kelly) Raikes, Santa Cruz, Calif.; sisters, Debra J. (companion Karen Oliver) Raikes, Avon and JoAnna R. Kreighbaum, Denver, Co.; grandson, Wyatt Taylor, Roann; nephews, Declan and Gavin Oliver-Raikes, Avon; one aunt and three cousins. One brother and one aunt are deceased. 

 Family and friends may call Saturday, March 16 from 1-3 p.m. Celebration of Life service will be held March 16, at 3 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church 310 N. Walnut St. North Manchester, Pastor J. P. Freeman officiating. Additional calling at 5 p.m.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Craig Steven Raikes, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962   Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.

Posted on 2013 Mar 15