Craig Mitchell Perkins, age 71, of St. Paul, passed away on January 21, 2023, from complications of Corticobasal degeneration, a rare neurodegenerative disease.
Craig was born February 24, 1951 to Lola Mae Haugtvedt and Kenneth Raymond Perkins. He grew up in Hawley, MN.
Craig moved to the Twin Cities, where he worked as an electrical engineering technician at Sperry Rand/UNIVAC/Unisys Corporation and later at Electrosonic Inc.
Craig’s greatest joys were his numerous projects. Buying a house in Shoreview, MN and rebuilding it from the foundation up. Designing and building amplifiers, speakers, and various other electronic and wood projects. He loved music and guitars even trying his hand at designing a guitar in his later years.
Craig is survived by his daughter, Tiffany (Dennis) Branch of Cottage Grove, MN; four brothers, Kent Perkins Fargo, ND, Stacy (Diana) Perkins Dilworth, MN, Dwight (Marlene) Perkins Alexandria, MN, Kevin (Peggy) Perkins Grand Island, NE; sister, Julie Sharff Fargo, ND; two granddaughters, Hannah Drew Branch and Delaney Grace Perkins; four nieces, and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lola (Jerry) and Kenneth; his daughter, Daneale Margaret; his niece, Amanda Lea; and nephews, Joshua Blue and Whitley James.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 12:00 PM with a visitation starting at 11:30 AM at Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, MN.
Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.