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Just wanted to share our thoughts and prayers with the family. We lived in Centerville and in fact we were at First UMC last Sunday morning (9/20).
May peace and blessing be with you each.

Posted by: Rev. Dave and Dorothy Higdon - Cedar Rapids, now, 21 yrs. a, IA - Friends & dental patients   Sep 23, 2015

Dr. Stater will be greatly missed. He and his staff were always courteous, caring, and professional. We first met Dr. Stater after we had recently relocated to the Centerville community. Our daughter had a small bicycle accident and broke her two front teeth on Pancake Day. Being new to the area we had no idea where to turn. We went to the square on Pancake Day evening and were directed to Dr. Stater. He examined our daughter under the street

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Posted by: David & Gayle Johnson - Mystic, IA - Patient/Friend   Sep 23, 2015

We are praying for all of the Stater family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Dick and Ruthie Howk - Hot Springs, AR - Friends   Sep 23, 2015

Dear Stater Family,
So sorry to learn of the passing of your dad/grandpa. He always spoke often and fondly of you during our visits. You were truly loved. It was my pleasure to have known him. Peace be with you, Dianna Davis

Posted by: Dianna Hudson Davis - Moulton, IA - friend   Sep 23, 2015

That is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I enjoyed reading and learning about his earlier years. He will be missed.

Posted by: Teresa - St. Louis, MO - Friend   Sep 23, 2015

Dr. Stater has been our dentist for many years. He was always kind, compassionate and gentle in his practice and greeted you with a smile and such friendliness. He will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to his family.

Posted by: Norman and Kay Guffey - Centerville, IA - Patients   Sep 23, 2015

I met Craig when he was considering coming to Centerville. It was a privilege to know Dr. Stater and to have him serve our area for over 30 years as a dentist. We enjoyed his sense of humor and his professionalism in his dental practice.

Posted by: Dave and Ruth Taylor - Waukee, IA - Friend   Sep 23, 2015

To all his loved ones, I extend my most sincere sympathy. Doc always had a way of making me feel at ease when I was in his dental patient chair. His warm smile, cheerful greeting and gentle reassurance were always present, whether I was there for a routine cleaning or for some minor work. These small gestures were what kept me his patient for 20+ years. He will, without a doubt, be greatly missed. Peace and blessings to you all.

Posted by: Krishna Carlyke - Centerville, IA - Friend   Sep 22, 2015

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts for the family.

Posted by: Janet Demry - Centerville, IA - friend   Sep 22, 2015

I had the privilege of calling Craig my good friend, as well as being my dentist, for many years. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was a great guy and I will miss him. To his family, please accept my sincere sympathy. May the memories you have of him help you through this difficult time.

Posted by: Sandy Warrick - Chariton, IA - Friend   Sep 22, 2015