Craig Theo Newkirk, 56, Homestead, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home. A Celebration of Life was held Jan. 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Homestead. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Craig was born May 19, 1955, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Vergil and Donna (Ahlberg) Newkirk. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School near Homestead and graduated from Williamsburg High School. Craig was united in marriage to Sandra Brack on June 18, 1977, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford.
Craig was a lifelong farmer and considered it an honor to be the steward of four family farms.
Local survivors include Elizabeth (Ian) Culver of North Liberty, Marcia and Michelle Brack of Oxford, Diana Brack of Tiffin and Terry Brack (Brenda) of Oxford.
Memorials are for Lutheran Interparish School, St. John Lutheran Church or Iowa City Hospice.
Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com  under obituaries.