Churchward, Craig Allan "CC3" 67, passed away suddenly on Sep. 6, 2021 at his home in Minneapolis. Craig was born on Oct. 6, 1953 in St. Paul to Cleo and Marie Churchward. Craig was a devoted father, ever- loving, demanding, inspiring and selfless. A lifelong intellectual with a knack for history, his curiosity and growth never waned. He was an inspiration to and inspired by family, friends, coworkers, and passers-by alike. His dance moves and singing voice maybe weren't an inspiration but boy was he inspired by music, fluttering about on the dance floor and aptly quoting lyrics at the dinner table. His early Scouting days and trips with his father led to a love for the outdoors, exemplified by his well-worn National Parks passport, an indispensable briefcase item. His career in landscape architecture exhibited this love for natural beauty with a focus on context sensitive solutions. Craig managed to surpass Cleo's exuberance for trains, constructing not one but two train tables to showcase his hobby. Craig was a craftsman with an exacting eye and penchant for American and especially Minnesotan made quality goods; a patriot; a faithful and devout Christian; and above all, a loving, caring man who cherished his family and friends. Craig is survived by his mother Marie; sons Christov (Kristine) and Travis (Bridget); sister Valerie (David); nephew Alex; Shannon, for whom he was a friend and self-titled wusband; companion Deborah; beloved cousins and extended family, and numerous friends from all walks of life. A memorial service will take place at his favorite beach on Lake Johanna (3207 Ridgewood Road, Arden Hills) on Sat., Sep. 25 @ 1:30 with reception to follow. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or purchasing an enduring MN made good in his honor.

Published on September 13, 2021