Craig Kouba, 1937-2015

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Craig Lynn Kouba, 77, of Phoenix passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix.

Craig Kouba

Craig Kouba

He was born July 23, 1937, to the late Frank and Myrtle (Melvold) Wynne in Algona, Iowa. He graduated from Albert Lea High School and attended the University of St.Thomas.

Craig owned Southtown TV and Appliance in Albert Lea and later became an independent agent with Farmers Insurance until retirement.

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On Feb. 14, 1977, he married Patricia Stensrude in Albert Lea. Craig and Patricia lived in Apple Valley before relocating to Phoenix.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents Frank Kouba and Myrtle (Kouba) Wynne; stepfather, Joseph Wynne; and sister, Shirley Lindholm.

Craig is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Patricia; sons Jeffrey, Phillip (Melanie), Joseph and David Anderson; daughters Liz Bachtle and Sarah Mcgowan (Pat); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Craig will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

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