Craig Eslinger

May 10, 1964
August 26, 2021

Craig C. Eslinger, 57, of Crooked Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 26, 2021. He was born in Iron Mountain, MI, on May 10, 1964, to the late Charles A. and Nancy (DeCremer) Eslinger. On May 28, 1994, Craig married his best friend Jennifer Collins in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Craig loved sports and being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, biking, ice-skating, camping, splitting wood and general exploring with Jen. He loved shooting darts in their tiki bar with the boys, sharing his Vermox with close friend Grizz, and was a pro at cribbage scoring. Most of all, he loved spending time with his two granddaughters and was known to them as “best grandpa ever” even though he was a Cubs fan.

Craig will be deeply missed by his wife of 28 years, Jen; his sons, Riley, Zak, and Jeremy (Emily); his granddaughters, Madison, Lilly and grandbaby-to-be, Skylar Rose; siblings, Steve (Polly) Eslinger, Tammy (Bob) Guiliani and Lori (Chuck) Plemel; close friends, Steve (Meri) Grusznski family; and many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Craig is preceded in death by his daughter, Leah Marie Eslinger.

A celebration of his life is being held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 1 PM at the Crooked Lake Sportsman‘s Club, 15526 County HWY W, Crivitz, WI.  Online condolences may be expressed at