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Craig D. Irvin

May 7, 1957 — March 2, 2024


Craig D. Irvin

Craig Duane Irvin, age 66, passed away on Saturday March 2, 2024 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

Born May 7, 1957 in Wakefield, NE, the oldest of four children born to Max and Patricia (Larson) Irvin. Craig grew up in Fullerton, NE and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1975. He went on to earn his BA in Construction Management from University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1980. After graduation he worked for Gilbert Construction. While working on a highway project near Long Pine, NE he met Karen Madison. They shared a memorable first date in which Karen chose to order only from the kids menu and later took him horseback riding. It was a courtship that turned to love in a short time. They were married on August 11,1984 at the United Methodist Church in Long Pine. The early years of marriage saw the couple travel the Midwest for Craig’s work. They eventually settled in Omaha, NE. There they raised four children and welcomed eight grandchildren over the course of their 39-year marriage.

After moving to Omaha Craig started as an Estimating Engineer eventually being promoted to Senior Estimating Engineer for Kiewit Engineering. This position gave him the opportunity to travel the US and Canada for many of the projects he worked on. One of his favorite projects was the Riverfront Reconstruction in downtown Omaha. He enjoyed the work, taking time to show off blueprints and plans to his kids and explaining what his job was. Craig retired in 2021 from Kiewit after 41 years. 

In his free time Craig enjoyed golf, both being out on the course and watching the PGA Tour; Husker football; and NASCAR. He was a season ticket holder for the Kansas Speedway and loved to share the experience with his kids and grandkids. He was an occasional karaoke performer who loved singing Tim McGraw and George Strait songs. He always made time for family, cheering on and coaching at the many athletic activities his kids and grandkids participated in. His children and grandchildren have great memories from the summer vacations taken to Tybee Island, GA and the time spent relaxing at home. 

Craig is survived by his wife: Karen; 4 children: Allison (Andrew) Brodahl, Jay (Sarah) Irvin, Derek (McKayla) Irvin, and Sydney (Will Russell) Irvin; 8 grandchildren: Brentton, Abbie, Evan, Easton, Maxwell, Alexis, Lincoln, and Stella; his siblings: Susan (Sean Knego) Irvin, and Brad (Kelly) Irvin; brother-in-law: Ed (Pam) Madison; 3 nephews: Adam, Sam, and Drew; and 2 nieces: Chantel and Lillian.

He was preceded in death by his father: Max Irvin; mother: Patricia (Larson) Irvin; brother: John Irvin; brother-in-law: Jim Madison; and his mother-in-law: Audrey (Cornell) Madison.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday March 12, 2024 at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha NE from 5-7pm

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Heartland Neurological Therapy & Wellness Center of Waterloo NE or The Michael J. Fox Foundation to further research into Parkinson’s Disease treatment.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Roeder Mortuary - 108th Street Chapel

2727 N 108th Street, Omaha, NE 68164

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