October 9, 1942 - September 9, 2021
Nantucket, MA - Craig Lee DeBlieck, 78, of Nantucket, passed away peacefully after a short illness on September 9, 2021 surrounded by his children. Craig was born on October 9, 1942 in Rock Island, Illinois to John and Mary (DeCoene) DeBlieck. Upon graduating from Hillsdale High School in 1960, Craig entered the United States Navy and joined the Seabees unit, eventually being stationed in Nantucket, MA where he met his beloved wife Bernice. Craig and Bernice were married at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Nantucket on September 7, 1963. Upon being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, Craig worked for Bob Wayne Electric. He later started his own business as an electrical contractor which he operated for 20 years. He also served as a Nantucket volunteer firefighter and on the Finance committee. Craig was a lifetime member of the Madaket Admiralty Club and a former member of the Nantucket Angler’s club. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing and hunting, and spending time with his six grandchildren. Craig was predeceased by his parents, his wife Bernice and his son-in-law, James Dill. He is survived by his children; Christine Dill, Denise Van Valkenburgh and her husband Glenn, Steven DeBlieck and his wife Sandy, his grandchildren; Brandon Dill and his wife Sarah, Tyler Dill, Morgan and Brooke Van Valkenburgh, Matthew and Cassandra DeBlieck. He is also survived by his sisters, Donna Erikson, Carol Janssen and his brother Gary DeBlieck and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Nantucket, MA on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund c/o Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, 57 Prospect Street Nantucket, MA 02554.
Nantucket, MA - Craig Lee DeBlieck, 78, of Nantucket, passed away peacefully after a short illness on September 9, 2021 surrounded by his children. Craig was born on October 9, 1942 in Rock Island, Illinois to John and Mary (DeCoene) DeBlieck. Upon... View Obituary & Service Information
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