Craig Michael Mathiasen was born December 15, 1964, and passed away peacefully May 12, 2023, at his home in Bonney Lake, WA. Craig was surrounded by family and friends as he gained his wings.
Craig grew up in the Puyallup Valley and graduated from both Puyallup High School (‘83) and Pacific Lutheran University (‘87) where he played football. He married Marcia Evans in 1992 and together they raised two wonderful children, who he was immensely proud of, and were the loves of his life.
He is survived by his wife Marci and two children, Jake and Morgan. He is also survived by his father, Marshall, siblings, Julie (Stuart) Thompson and Jill (Beth) Janson, and nephew, Grady Thompson, plus extended family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary, and grandparents, Harriet and Ragnar Mathiasen and Agnes and Otto Bauer.
Craig had a remarkable circle of lifelong best friends - Jerry, Lenny, Mike, Rich, and Tim. They were fortunate to be friends for over 50 years! There were countless others who were important in his life. Craig never met a stranger!
Craig loved his career as a Sales Rep/Manager and was passionate about his relationships with his customers and co-workers. He worked in food packaging products for 30 years before switching to the hardwood industry in 2019.
Craig was a generous, loyal, kind, and loving man, who supported those in need by donating to the Bonney Lake Food Bank and St. Francis House. He instilled these values in his children. Craig loved baseball, coaching little league, football (Go Dawgs!), fishing, hunting, spending time with family and friends, Crown Royal, and of course, a good time!
Craig was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend who was taken too soon. His twinkling blue eyes, mischievous grin, sense of humor, and genuine heart will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Craig courageously fought a yearlong battle against a brain tumor while maintaining his positive attitude and sense of humor. During his treatment, he was gracious, kind, and appreciative of everyone who was involved in his care.