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October 24, 2021

9/24/2021 9:04:00 AM
Cheney, Craig Evan

Craig Evan Cheney, age 56, of Mineral Point, WI was tragically killed on Friday, September 17, 2021, while he and his wife, Jill, were walking her horse on Highway 39.

He was born in Ohio on January 15, 1965. Craig was brilliant and creative, with a quick wit and a well-developed sense of humor. He was head of the Blade Shop at Albion Swords, and crafted the highest quality authentic blades in the world. Craig wrote numerous songs over the years, which he sometimes sang while playing guitar. He loved nature, often going on outdoor walks or hiking expeditions, and was a strong advocate for animal rights. Craig was particularly fond of wolves, and working with Wisconsin agencies and the National Wolf Conservation Center to help reduce or eliminate the annual purge of wolves in Wisconsin.

Craig attended the West Point Military Academy for a year and a half and was Honorably Discharged from the U. S. Army. He completed a Bachelor's degree in History at Washington and Lee and attended Asbury Theological Seminary for two years.

Craig leaves behind his wife Jill, son Denver (Michelle), stepdaughters Lindsey (Ryan) Stout and Kaitlyn Dake, his mother Faith, sisters Cindy (Jimmy) Weatherholtz and Sandra (Tony) Washington, brothers Lyle (Sandra) and Austin (Leigh), half sister Tara (Kurt) Balliet, two grandchildren Lielle and Zelek, three step-grandchildren Audrey, Victoria and Colin, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father James.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Wolf Conservation Center in Craig's name.

Gorgen Funeral Home
310 Ridge St.
Mineral Point, WI 53565

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