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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mr. Craig Francque Obituary - Keller, Texas -

Mr. Craig Francque
Craig Francque

Mr. Craig Francque Obituary - Keller, Texas -

Craig Francque beloved husband, treasured father and most special grandfather passed away on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 after an extended illness. A family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas.

Craig was born in Moline, IL. on August 17th, 1948 to Stanley and Beverly Francque. He graduated from Moline Senior High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He attended the University of Illinois where he received a B.S in Electrical Engineering. Craig and his wife Linda were married on April 18, 1970 in Moline, IL. and lived many years with their daughters in Derby, Kansas.

Craig was employed as a senior engineer in electromagnetic technology for The Boeing Company in Wichita, Kansas for 32 years where he worked on many aircraft projects such as Air Force One and the B-52. He obtained 4 U.S. patents in his field.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, Keller, Texas, daughter, Gina Isbell (Danny), Euless, Texas, and daughter, Julie Nolting (Ryan), Justin, Texas; grandchildren, Jimmy, Jeff, Brady and Jennavieve; brother, Gary Francque (Margo), Moline, IL., sister, Tammy Ryker (Jerry), Spirit Lake, IA. And sister Diane Kohrs (Mark), Moline, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Craig was an ardent White Sox fan and he and Linda spent many special vacations in Florida at Spring Training games. He loved golf and was a master when it came to NCAA March Madness picks. He enjoyed many years coaching his daughters' youth T-ball, basketball, soccer or softball teams as well as other Derby Rec. teams. He loved his golden retrievers and enjoyed watching for cardinals with his grandchildren.

His quiet strength, gentleness of spirit and love and devotion to his family will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cook Children's Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX.

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