Craig Stanage

Craig Stanage, age 63, of Yankton, South Dakota, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Memorial services are 2:00 PM, on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Vicar Mary Hendricks Wilkens officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.  The family will receive friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home.  The service will be live streamed on Craig’s obituary page at and on our YouTube channel, Wintz Funeral Home.  Face coverings are required for those attending the service.

Pallbearers are Jake Stanage, Kati Stanage, Sam Stanage and Jason Harris.

Craig was born August 11, 1957 in Yankton, South Dakota to Conley and Dolores (McCabe) Stanage.  He grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1975.  On October 21, 1978, Craig married Rita List in Yankton.  They lived in Yankton and Craig worked at Helus Plumbing Supply for several years, then was an aide at the Human Services Center and then worked at Yankton Winnelson for 32 years, retiring in March 2020.  Craig also worked part time as a jailer with the Yankton Police Department.  He was a hard worker and very dedicated to his job at Winnelson.  Craig was even more dedicated to family.  They were everything to him and he loved watching them play sports and all their many activities.  He loved golfing with his children and loved all the camping trips he took with his family.  Craig also enjoyed bowling and was on a league for many years.  He was a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan and always looked forward to watching their games hoping for a win.

Craig is survived by his three children: Jake (Jill) Stanage, Kati (Jessie) Stanage, and Sam (Darlene) Stanage, all of Yankton; six grandchildren: Caitlin, Makenzie, Emma, Hunter, Reid and Ryker; two brothers, Don Stanage of Mission Hill, SD and Mike (Kelli) Stanage of Yankton; one sister, Val Larson of Yankton; step-mother, Dorothy Stanage of Yankton; and many nieces and nephews.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita on March 23, 2015; brother-in-law, Doug Larson; and mother-in-law, Loretta List.




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7 response to "Craig Stanage"

  1. By: Joel Beck Posted: February 19, 2021

    RIP to an amazing co-worker. It was an honor working with you.

  2. By: MAGS FREDERIKSEN Posted: February 19, 2021

    We still remember the great times we had playing softball with Craig and Rita and the gatherings at our home that always seemed to follow the game. They were both outstanding individuals and friends to many. As Rita has and always will be missed, so it will be with Craig. We were proud to have known them and their children and to have had them as friends.
    Mags and Luana

  3. By: nancy nelson Posted: February 19, 2021

    My sympathy to Mike and family for the loss of a wonderful man! Let Craigs smile stay with you all for ever! God Bless
    Love Nancy & Trent Nelson

  4. By: Albert Fernandez Posted: February 19, 2021

    Much love and prayers to the Stanage Family!!

  5. By: Patty Vavra Posted: February 19, 2021

    We have many great memories of fun times with Craig & Rita. He will be missed as much as she is. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

    Love, Patty Vavra & Jim Vavra

  6. By: JANE HAWK Posted: February 20, 2021

    To all of Craig’s family I offer condolences.
    Continue to share your stories and good memories
    that the family created together.
    Sincerely, Jane Hawk

  7. By: John Blackburn Posted: February 22, 2021

    My condolences to Craig’s immediate and extended family! My association with Craig and his family has been wonderful. I lament his death!! John Blackburn

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