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About a year ago I had the opportunity to meet Craig. He had a 1954 Chevy Bel Air two door hardtop that I was interested in buying. I called him out of the blue and asked him if he'd be willing to part with it. The rest is history. He was kind and gracious to me and my wife, inviting us into his garage and apartment upstairs the day we bought the car...we spent a couple of hours there talking

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Posted by: Russ Parker - Loivilia, IA - acquaintance   Oct 15, 2015

Dear Connie, Stacey & Darin,

Received your note today - we are so sorry to hear about Craig. The Stater family were great neighbors. I remember what a sad day it was when you moved from Thadway Dr. You were missed!! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Swinney family

Posted by: Nancy Swinney    Oct 10, 2015

We always enjoyed going to Effingham with the Corvettes and getting over dinner either at one of our houses or a restaurant. He always had smile and a good story to share. We will miss him dearly.

Posted by: keith and lollie krogmeier - ft. madison, IA - friend   Sep 30, 2015

So sorry to hear of Dr. Stater's passing. He was our dentist for several years and always took care of us. May the memories of your times together bring comfort at this time.

Posted by: Dianne Strickler - Springville, IA - former patient   Sep 30, 2015

Becky and I send our sympathy to all of the family.....we will treasure all of the memories we have had thru the years....from dinners with the family to planning and going on trips.

Craig was our Best Man at our we had a special Bond.

As everyone knows, Craig loved cars! I feel privileged to have been able attend one of his very favorite shows with him last winter....

He will be greatly missed. Love and Prayers, Stu and Becky...

Posted by: Stu and Becky Shepard - Des moines, IA - Great friends   Sep 28, 2015

Stacey & Darin,
I was very saddened to learn of your father's death. I hope that the
memories you have will bring you some solace. Hugs to you both.
Carmen & Kirk

Posted by: Carmen Jacobs-Wallace - Germantown Hills, IL - Friend   Sep 27, 2015

Our thought and prayers are with the family.

Posted by: Dale & Beverly Coleman - Pella, IA - Friends   Sep 25, 2015

He was a great dentist, i never felt a thing! Doc, ill miss ya.

Posted by: Charlie Warnock - San Francisco, CA - friend   Sep 24, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Craig was not only our dentist but also a friend. He will be missed.

Posted by: John and Cindy Shilling    Sep 24, 2015

My condolences to the Stater family. Dr. Stater was a good man and someone I always respected. He was always very kind to my family which I very much appreciate. He'll be missed.

Shane McMahon
Class of 86

Posted by: Shane McMahon - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Sep 23, 2015