Craig Allen Nester (40) of Newton


Published on September 23 2013 10:44 am


Craig Allen Nester, age 40 of Newton, IL passed away at 2:02 PM – Friday, September 20, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL with Brother Larry Matson officiating.  Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM – Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Craig’s Children's Education Fund.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Craig was born on August 31, 1973 in Olney, IL the son of Norman Wayne and Marilyn Sue (Foster) Nester.  Craig was a 1991 graduate of Newton Community High School.  He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Newton, IL and Ambraw River Eagles #4475.  Craig worked as a Union Concrete Finisher with the  Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, Local 143.  He enjoyed working on cars and riding motorcycles.  Ride Free, Brother!

Craig is survived by: Mother- Marilyn (Jack) Stuckey of Newton, IL...Father- Norman “Butch” Nester of Niles, MI...Children- Zachary Goss of Willow Hill, IL, Megan Nester, Morgan Nester and Nicholas Newkirk and their mother Dawnda Nichols of Newton, IL...Granddaughter- Maddie Goss of Eberle, IL...Brothers- Troy (fiancé Lacy Miller) Nester of Newton, IL...Their children Monica Nester and Morgan Miller, Monty (fiancé Rebekah Diel) Nester of Newton, IL...Their children Payton, Dawson and Cooper, Michael (Amanda) Stuckey of Hidalgo, IL...Their children Aalina, Mylee, Kobi and Madison...Special Friend – Brenda Schmidt of Newton, IL...and Several aunts and uncles also survive.

Craig was preceded in death by his Grandparents Norman and Delphia Foster and Jack and Maxine Nester.