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Craig  N.  Lease
     Craig N. Lease, 67, of North Platte, passed away Wednesday, November 7 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born January 14, 1945, at Madison, S. Dak. to Norman and Ella (Limmer) Lease.
     He graduated from Beadle High School, Madison, in 1963. Craig served in the South Dakota and Iowa National Guard for 19 years and was a member of the Iowa National Guard Pistol Shooting Team.
     He worked as a welder and machine maintenance man for 21 years at Fisher Controls in Marshalltwon, Iowa. Craig also drove semi-truck for Rite-Way Milk in Holdrege for 10 years, and retired in 1999.
     He was past president of the Marshalltown Christian Motorcycle Ass''n.
     Survivors include his wife, Delcena of North Platte; two sons - Craig (Lora) Lease and Christopher (Stacy) Lease, both of North Platte; 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and three sisters, Jeanene (Roy) Lingle of Madison, Marjorie (James) Hubert of Albuquerque, N. Mex. and Norma Kay (Donald) Shaw of Yuma, Ariz.
     Craig was preceded in death by his parents.
     Cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 14 at Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison with Pastor John Anderson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Madison.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 11/14/2012
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