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Craig Burdett
(03-09-1943 - 12-21-2013)

Craig Burdett, age 70, a resident of Algonquin, formerly of Elgin, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013. Craig was deeply loved by his family and a loyal friend to many. He was born March 9,1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to the late George and Doris Burdett of Wilmington, Delaware. Craig's faith in God and his love for his Savior was the motivation for his life. He was an active member and elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elgin, Illinois. He was an original board member of Westminster Christian School of Elgin. He had served in many other capacities including the board of Wheaton Academy, Tri-County Pregnancy and Parenting Agency, and Reconnect Ministry. Prior to retirement, he was employed at Armin Industries in South Elgin for 31 years. He was employed at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia from 1969 until 1974. He sang publicly in many capacities and enjoyed leading worship. He was an avid sports fan who followed his sons and grandsons athletic endeavors. Craig is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Alice; sons, Stephen (Michele), Mark (Amy), and Andrew; grandchildren, Jonathan, Rachel, Abigail, Alice, Nathan, William, and Madeline; sister, Kathy (Bill), brother, Jim (Mary); nieces, Elizabeth and Cindy; nephew, Bill. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elgin. The funeral service will be also at the church on Friday, December 27 at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Memorials may be sent to Westminster Christian School, Cono Christian School, Wheaton Academy or Wheaton Christian Grammar School. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. Information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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