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Craig Haraldson

May 11, 1969 — May 30, 2024

Elbow Lake

Craig Haraldson, 55, of Elbow Lake, MN, died on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at his residence. 

Craig Dwaine was born on May 11, 1969, in Glenwood, MN, the son of Dwaine and Jean (Degner) Haraldson. He was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. Craig graduated from Elbow Lake-Wendell High School in 1987, where he was active in the school musical (Oklahoma) and choir. Craig was also a standout athlete, playing football and basketball. He furthered his education at Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Moorhead Technical College.  

On September 5, 1992, Craig married Vicky Quiram at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. To this union came three children, Genavie, Cally and Tristan. Craig worked most his life as a CNC Machinist working in Garfield, MN and most recently at Cosmos in Elbow Lake. He also farmed with his father, Dwaine and son, Tristan.  Craig was a member of United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. 

Craig enjoyed music, mechanics, watching the MN Vikings and anything on TV Land. He cherished his time spent with family and attending his children’s extracurricular activities in his free time. 

Craig is survived by his three children, Genavie Haraldson of Gillette, WY, Cally (Kyle) Mickelsen of Ashby, MN, and Tristan Haraldson of rural Fergus Falls, MN; a grandchild, Cael Mickelsen and one on the way; parents, Dwaine and Jean Haraldson of Elbow Lake; siblings, Angie (Owen) Peterson of Wendell, MN and Ryan (Paula) Haraldson of Kasson, MN; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.   He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Orris and Harriet Haraldson and maternal grandparents, Walter Degner and Winifred Clambey.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2024, at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Clergy: Pastor Jean Ohman

Interment: Hjerdal Lutheran Cemetery, Elbow Lake, MN

Funeral arrangements are with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake. 

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