Carl M. Craugh

Carl M. Craugh

Carl M. Craugh, 93, of Platteville, died on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City, Wisconsin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Father Alex Navarro will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville. Immediately following the burial there will be a time of lunch and fellowship at the Platteville Golf Course. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Carl M. Craugh Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at

Carl was born on January 6, 1924 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, the son of William and Gertrude (Schiffman) Craugh. He was united in marriage to Ardell Konzen on October 16, 1946. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2011. Carl and Ardell farmed together for over 40 years, earning 20 continuous years of Milk Quality Awards Carl was a member/owner of Swiss Valley Milk Cooperative. They also enjoyed their Sunday drives and “window farming.” After retiring from farming, Carl worked at Land’s End in Dodgeville for 10 years; where he made many good friends. He was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Carl enjoyed trips to Dairy Queen for ice cream, visiting with neighbors, but valued most spending time with his family.

He is survived by six children, Bill (Myrna) Craugh of Bloomington, WI; Doris (James) Harbaugh of Naples, FL; Gary (Pam) Craugh of Platteville; Mary (Scott) Burbach of Platteville; Mark (Angie) Craugh of Dodgeville, WI; and Donna (Alan) Runde of Platteville; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Geneva Block and Camilla (Ray) McDonald; brothers and sister-in-law, Lois Konzen, Frank (Lois) Konzen, Elaine Konzen, Mary Robey, and Lloyd Konzen; special friend, Gerald McGinity; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ardell; grandson, Casey Craugh in December of 2011; sister, Velma (Robert) Dechow; and brothers-in-law, Clarence, Jim, and Fred Konzen.