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Craig Michael LisackLISACK

Craig Michael Lisack transitioned from this life on July 25, 2020. He is survived by his life partner, Ila Jennings. Preceeded in death by his parents Alice and Joseph.  Also survived by his siblings Nancy (Angelo Mantas) Nelson, Marilyn (the late Jerry) Gettes, Marcia (Joseph) Cyganowski, Paul Lisack, Jeannine (Heather Kopicki) Seyfried, Tim ( Donna DalCero) Lisack and the late Dennis Lisack. He was also loved by many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Craig graduated from Notre Dame High School in Niles, Illinois and attended Loyola University. He was a successful salesman of hydraulic machine parts during his working life, and it was there that he put his sparkling personality and sense of humor to use. It is this spirit of the person that will be sorely missed by his colleagues and loved ones.

Craig grew up on the northwest side of Chicago in Edison Park. Although he may have moved to different places in his life, his heart was always home on Northwest Highway. He loved sports and was an especially avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and hockey fan; growing up in Edison Park, he could often be found playing hockey in Brooks Park and in the summer, playing baseball on those same fields.

It was this same competitive fighting spirit that kept Craig going the past few years even as his body failed him. Those who knew him his entire life, as well as those who only knew him for a brief while, will always remember that spirt as well as his beautiful smile.

Visitation will take place Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the M J Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago from 10:00 AM until time of prayers 11:oo AM.  Mass at St. Juliana Church, 7201 N Oketo (at Touhy) at 11:30 AM.  Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.

Rest in peace, Craig Michael Lisack. You are free to run and smile an everlasting smile.
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