Craig Frank Brockman

Craig Frank Brockman

Craig Frank Brockman


Craig Frank Brockman, 70, of Amana, Iowa, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by family after a 10-month battle with melanoma. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, for a Celebration of Life at The Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood in Cedar Rapids.

Craig was born Sept. 19, 1952, in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Wendell and Jane (Bryngelson) Brockman. He graduated from Maine East Township High School in Des Plaines, Ill. Craig was united in marriage to Bridget Mason on June 8, 1973, in Marshalltown, Iowa; they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for International Paper Company – Cedar River Mill before retiring in 2018.

Craig was a man of many skills from carpentry, welding, pipe fitter, asphalt and concrete work, and mechanical skills. He owned a motorcycle when he and Bridget met and then moved on to cars, trucks, campers, boats, horses and country living. Craig had many hobbies: hunting, fishing, horse training, riding and loving nature and the outdoors. He spent many quality times with friends and family, hosting and organizing get-togethers in the country setting. Craig was a man of his word and was always a willing helper for anyone who asked. He was loved by many and loved his family and friends immensely.

Survivors include his wife, Bridget Brockman of Amana; daughter, Julie; son, Benjamin; grandchildren, McKenna Brockman, Corbin Brockman and River Heneke; great-grandson, Kaisen Tigges; sisters, Christine (Joe) Cheek of Hartwell, Ga., and Deb Danko of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Curtis (Deb) Brockman of Wellsburg, Iowa; his outdoor companions, Maggie (dog) and Peppi (horse); and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who were like family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Jane Brockman; grandparents, Arthur and Cora Bryngelson, Albert and Maurine Brockman; and great-niece, Mary Beth Chitwood.

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