In Memory of

Craig A. Good

September 24, 1949 - May 21, 2012
Craig A. Good, the son of William and Mildred (Leonard) Good, was born on September 24, 1949, in Cherokee, IA. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in Vietnam. After sustaining injuries during combat, he was honorably discharged from service. He was presented with a Purple Heart. Craig returned to Cherokee and was employed by Brown Auto Supply. He married Darla VanPelt on March 5, 1976. They were blessed with a son, Willie. Craig entered into a partnership with Jim Schallau and Bob Hirshmann, opening South Side Supply in Cherokee. He later became the sole owner, and operated the business for over 30 years. In September of 2006, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. As the disease progressed, he was forced to close South Side Supply in December of 2007. He passed away at his home near Cherokee on Monday, May 21, 2012, at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Audrey Nelson. Craig loved cars, hunting and exotic animals. He enjoyed collecting antiques and Coca-Cola memorabilia. He was a man with a wonderful sense of humor, and a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Darla, of rural Cherokee; his son, Willie and his wife, Amber and children, Brayden and Emma of Cherokee; two brothers, Ronnie (Kathy) Good of Meriden, IA, and Louis Good; a sister, Shari Downing of Lake City, FL.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Rev. Magrey deVega
Paul Burch Donnie Burch Kory Burch John Mahoney Dave Elliott Doug Driggs
Visitation will be Thursday, May 24th from noon until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Organist - Koreen Anderson Soloist - Andrea Orthmann 'On Eagles' Wings' 'How Great Thou Art' 'In the Garden'
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.


Friday, January 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I just now saw Craig died. I graduated with him, joked around a lot. I am so very sorry he left so soon, ”
- susan c williams
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about Craig's death. We spent many happy times together when he was at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. ”
- Karin C. Good
Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Darla & family-Sorry to here of Craig's passing. I read many if the heart felt condolences and it was wonderful to know he very much loved. I'm an older cousin & didn't spend time with Craig. I'm now 81 so it won't be so long before i'll be with him.”
- Mert Ballantyne
Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“What I will remember about Craig is his smile and sense of humor. He will be missed! My condolences to his family and friends.”
- Susan (Conard) Yenerich
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“To Craig's family,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I graduated with Craig and remember his sense of humor and smiling face. He was a kind and caring soul and surely will be missed by everyone.
My sympathy for your loss,
Linda (Florke) Enright”
- Linda J Enright
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Craig's passing. I always enjoyed him in school. My sympathy to Darla and son.”
- Jacque Hocking Puhrmann
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am deeply saddened to learn of Craigs passing, and at the same time, greatly proud to have had the opportunity to know such a great man. He and Darla raised one heck of a great son together, and was the kind of dad Willie's friends were proud to be around. He was such a cool dad, and the kind of guy we aspired to be like. I could spot that red and white Baldwin filters stocking hat from a mile away, and very much respected and appreciated the smiling face underneath that hat. Craig was a great man and will be dearly missed. I am truly sorry for your loss. ”
- Mark Pritts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to here about Craig.Wish I could have been around to vist him.sorry for your loss Darla.”
- John K Robinson
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Craigs passing our condolences.”
- Harry & Rita Burkhardt
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about the passing of Craig, he will be missed. ”
- Brian Cedar
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to read of Craigs passing. He was good friends with my older brother in high school. They rode their motorcycles together. Craigs father and ours worked together at Peterson Motors for several years. I would like to let his family know that I appreciate the years he served his country and my prayers go out to you. ”
- Linda Fessler
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Craig's passing. We remember him fondly from the days when he, Jim and Bob first had SS Supply, and we were still in business as B&J Auto in Aurelia. He was a good guy, and will be missed. Our love and condolences to the family, may your memories of the good times always be a comfort.”
- Bill and Jackie Stutz
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Craig. Dad enjoyed working with Craig over the years.”
- Kris Hirschman Johnson
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to learn of Craig's passing...and so very glad we had such a nice visit at our 40th class reunion! My sympathy to your family.”
- Cherie Ryan McMullen
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Craigs passing. Know that he is in a better place now and at peace. Prayers for the family.”
- John and Carol Mahoney
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I was very saddened to hear about Craig. South Side Supply was one of the best customers I ever did business with. We always looked forward to the annual shows because we always knew we would have a great time with all of you and one never knew what Craig would come up with. I will miss him. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Denise (AWDI)
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I do not know what to say and words alone cannot help minimize your loss. We are praying for you in your loss Darla.”
- Larry E Gronemeyer
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