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Craig Alan Nienkerk

November 13, 1951 July 11, 2019
Craig Alan Nienkerk
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Obituary for Craig Alan Nienkerk

Craig Alan Nienkerk, age 67, of Worthington, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Craig was born on November 13, 1951, in Worthington to parents Merle and Lois (Rust) Nienkerk.
Craig graduated from Worthington High School in 1970. Following high school, he worked with his father at Nienkerk Construction. He married Lori (Wachter) Nienkerk on April 28, 1973, and they were blessed with two children.
Craig and Lori purchased Nienkerk Construction in 1994. Craig sold the business and retired in September 2018. Craig was a member of First Lutheran Church, a retired fire fighter, and a member of the Worthington Country Club. Craig enjoyed golfing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Craig is survived by his wife, Lori; one son, Tyler (Shannon) of Worthington, MN; daughter, Emily of Mankato, MN; five grandchildren, and a grandson on the way, Preston, Zoie, Jaxon, Collin, Kane, and Estelle. Craig has two brothers, Monte (Kay) of Center City, MN and Bryce (Kellie) of Brandon, SD, and three sisters, Dawn Demers of Rapid City, SD, Nyla (Mike) Ignazzitto of Marietta, GA, and Joy (Kenneth) Rachuy of Fairmont, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, and his aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeanette McCormick officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

15

Jul

5:00 PM 7/15/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

16

Jul

10:00 AM 7/16/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Tuesday

16

Jul

11:00 AM 7/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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