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Dale W. Craven

Dale W. Craven

Dale W. Craven, age 85, of Quincy, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 in his home. Dale was born on October 29, 1934 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Rev. Manuel and Louise (Gould) Craven. He married Charlotte F. Heintz on August 28, 1954 in the Church of St. Peter. She survives.

Dale was a graduate of Hannibal High School. In 1952, Dale began working at Heintz Electric Co. and continued there until his retirement.

He was member of the Church of St. Peter, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and active with the QND Foundation. In 1970, Dale, Sam Rinella, Pat Hibbeler, and Joe O'Neal, played a major role in saving the Catholic high school here in Quincy. Dale was an avid golfer, and in his younger years enjoyed boating and bowling. Dale adored volunteering at the Blessing Heart Center, where he gave of his time and his compassion for others.


Dale is survived by his wife, his children: Chuck (Julia) Craven; Chris (Sherrie) Craven; Carl Craven; Corey Craven, and Connie Craven. Grandchildren: Melissa Wiseman; Jennifer (Jamie) Blaesing; Lora Elliott; Erin Calkins; Rick (Kari) Craven; Niki (Darren) Winking; Rob Craven; Natalie (Kraig) Genenbacher; Reggie (Michelle) Craven; Rodney Craven; Ryan (Kirstin) Craven; Charlie Craven and Chandler Craven; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Brother Jim Heintz, M.Afr. and sister-in-law, Sister Marie Heintz, MSOLA; his favorite canine companion, Pip; and nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Carolyn Marie Craven, Norma Louise (Craven) Mack and Juanita R. Craven.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to QND Foundation for the Heintz Electric Co. Scholarship or to St. Peter Grade School.

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From:
Patrick and Joanne Hibbeler
Quincy, IL
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our Sincere condolences on Your loss. Dale was a great friend and mentor. We will always remember Dale for his support of Catholic education and love for his children and his wife Charlotte.
Although we cannot be there in person you have our thoughts and prayers.
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Lynne/George Scholz
Quincy, IL
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Could write pages about Dale and Charlotte Craven and Family.Quincy is losing too many Icons. To be brief Dale (and Charlotte) have done so much for this community and the area, including Hannibal, Dale’s hometown. Always giving, always worshiping, always volunteering and raising much needed funds for many, many, many worthy causes ... including helping to keep QND Open in the early 70’s with our Dads and many other Dads! Dale missed Dad and all his buddies very much and they are together now playing cards, golfing, giving each other trouble. Dale was like a 2nd Dad to me, other members of my family and probably many others. RIP Dale, a great QUINCY community ambassador and friend.
From:
Kim Heilwagen
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to the Craven family. I always thoroughly enjoyed his company during the years I worked at Heintz Electric. He was so kind and loved to laugh. He also loved to spoil the Heintz employees with Underbrinks.
From:
Brandy K
Quincy, IL
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So sad. He was always a pleasure to talk to and see!
From:
Bruce and Shirley Tode
Quincy, IL
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Chuck and Julia
Condolences to you and your family at this time.
From:
Mary & Stan Musholt
Quincy, IL
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Our condolences to Chuck & Julie and all the Craven family.Dale was always most kind and gracious to us for many years. May he rest in peace.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Charlotte, Carl & entire Craven family we are sorry for your loss of an incredibly nice man. I still remember him coming in the dental office calling me "Doris Day". Still to this day I smile when I have that memory. RIP
From:
Ruth Claus
Mesa, AZ
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Dale was the one who hired me at Heintz Electric. A sweet man who I will always remember. My condolences to the whole Craven family,.
From:
Neal Hemming
Quincy, IL
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Condolences to the whole Cravens family. (Past employee of the Lighting Center.)
From:
Ralph Boden
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear of Dale passing he will be greatly missed. The family is in our prayers
From:
dick wentura
quincy, IL
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Dear Craven Family,
I know that Dale was appreciated as a volunteer in the Blessing Hospital Cardiology Surgery Center.
Dick Wentura
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Michael McClain
Quincy, IL
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We are sorry that Cinda and I could not celebrate Dale's life at Mass. Dale was a gentle soul, strong Catholic, a pillar for Catholic/Christian education, wonderful family person and a leader in our region. His heart and soul will be missed by all of us. God Bless you Charlotte and your wonderful family......Mike and Cinda