Craig E. Wiegand, Jr.

  • Born: November 27, 2014
  • Died: December 18, 2019
  • Location: Jackson, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Craig E. Wiegand Jr., age 5, of Jackson, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. He was born in Battle Creek on November 27, 2014 and was the adorable son of Mandi Krutsch and Mark Stutler. Craig attended Pirate's Cove Pre-School in Napoleon, MI where he loved to go to school and seeing his friends & "girlfriends".

Craig is survived by his parents; his sisters, Abby Wiegand and Octavia Stutler; his brother, Korbin Wiegand; his grandparents, Tim & Shawn Krutsch, Susan "Gia" Dussia, Mary & Gary Stutler, and Dana Krutsch; two great-grandmas, Norma Krutsch and Karen Brannon; a great-great grandma, Thelma Rogers; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was sadly preceded in death by his sister, Kiley Wiegand; his grandma, Elizabeth Wiegand; two great-grandpas, Wes Brannon and Emanuel Krutsch; and a great-great grandpa, Danny Rogers.

Craig truly loved "Life", staying at "Gia's" every other weekend, fishing with "Papa", spending time with his cousins & family, and of course, marshmallows. His favorite color was green and he also enjoyed playing video games with his dad, dinosaurs, building towers with blocks, playing board games & his Tablet; and was truly excited to be a "Big Brother".

The family will receive friends 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 23rd at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday. Memorials directed to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mandi, Mark and family, my sincere condolences in the loss of your precious child. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

Posted by Sandra Sawyer - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   December 30, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Prayers heading your way!

Posted by Stephen Lamb - Detroit, MI - Family Friend   December 28, 2019

Dear Mandi & Family
Today as you gather around with friends and loved ones to say good bye to your sweet little boy, please know that we are here thinking of you all. Praying for you and the heart ache you surely must be experiencing on this sad day. We want you to know God loves you and He cares about you...even in your heartache and loss. Praying for you today. We never got the chance to meet your precious boy...but through the outpouring of pictures and comments from family members on fb, we have caught just a glimpse of the sweet boy you've lost. Still, we pray for you... that God will enfold you in His Abba Father arms and hold you ever close during this time. You have such a precious family. May God safely hold your little one in His Almighty arms till we meet again! We love you guys and are here for you. If you need anything at all please let us know!

Posted by Brian & Pam Ferris - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   December 23, 2019

We are sending our sincerest condolences to you all. May you find peace and comfort in your family and friends. You are in our thoughts and your beautiful son will forever have a very special place in our hearts.

Posted by Amanda Rankin - Classmate   December 23, 2019

I am so very sorry. He was a great kid. That winsome smile.

Posted by Anne Hagadorn - Brooklyn, MI - Friend   December 22, 2019

Sending love, thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes. To the family. I'm so very very sorry for your loss!

Posted by Angelique Barnes - Humeston, IA   December 21, 2019

My heart is breaking for you Sue...yet, I know love Never dies, JR took your love, and that of his family, with him...
Horrible tragedy, yet know his spirit lives on with your love comforting him
May God's Grace, bless and bring you Peace
I love you

Posted by Nancy Drake - Union city, MI - Friend   December 21, 2019

My heart truly breaks today as i read this obituary I am sorry for what the family will have to go through to just survive this tragic loss. I will pray for the family

Posted by Michelle Lamb - Taylor, MI - Family Friend   December 21, 2019

mandi and mark I am so sorry for your loss he made a big impression on a lot of people in his 5 years on earth god needed a new little angle love you all prayers and hugs

Posted by nina davis - battle creek, MI - Family   December 21, 2019

We are so very sorry mandi he was a very loveable boy may your heart heal we love you

Posted by Carrie Tom Wildsmith - Battle creek, MI - Friend   December 20, 2019

My heart goes out to all of you you're in my prayers.

Posted by Shelly Raymond - Parma, MI - Friend   December 20, 2019

Mark and Mandi, and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I cant even imagine. Thinking of you and your family . Mary my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you all

Michele Mast

Posted by michele mast - jackson, MI - Acquaintance   December 20, 2019

Losing someobe is hard but, a child must be the worst. Praying for ur family that you find his love thru everything you see and hear. He is always with you and smiling down from Heaven. The newest God needed. Im sorry for ur loss.

Posted by Mischelle Campbell - Battle creek, MI - Friend   December 20, 2019

Mark and Mandi, I know there are no words that can be said that can ease your pain. But know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers as we lift you up and ask God to give you all peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

Posted by Brian Martin - Jackson, MI - Family Friend   December 19, 2019

I'm so sorry for the family and for Junior. Hope everything gets better for you all

Posted by William Canup - Brooklyn, MI - Friend   December 19, 2019

We are so very sorry. He was a beautiful soul and wonderful little boy.

Posted by Andrea and Avery Barnett - Norvell, MI - Classmate   December 19, 2019

Dear Mandy, I just want my families deepest sympathy. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your entire family and help in the coming days.

Posted by Julie Dellinger Family - Battle Creek - Family Friend   December 19, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I will praying for your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Debra Hall - Battle Creek, MI - Neighbor   December 19, 2019

We will miss you sweet little Jr. ✝

Posted by Jeri Lewis - Battle Creek, MI - Family   December 19, 2019

I was very saddened to hear the news of Juniors passing. I personally only seen him a handful of times (mostly at Williams bday party's) ,but I will always remember his high energy and outgoing personality. My niece and nephew's especially enjoyed playing with him at William's birthday party's. He was a very special little man. My heart breaks for you and your family.

Posted by Justin Bruinekool - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   December 19, 2019

i love you all, thank you for being the best neighbors and letting me be apart of your guys lives ill sure miss his little voice saying hi and have a good day! keel your head up!!

Posted by marysa moyer - jackson mi - Neighbor   December 19, 2019

Mandi, Suzie and Mark, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy.

Posted by Kimberly Smith - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   December 19, 2019