Craig Slager

1952 ~ 2019

SLAGER - Craig Alan Slager, age 66 of Holland, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home. He worked as an architect for more than 25 years & was very skilled in woodworking & design-always tinkering in & around his house or working on his cars & boats. The past 8 years were very special to him. He spent time traveling, building relationships with friends, family & most of all enjoyed time with his grandson. He embraced the daily art of practicing gratitude & never lost his witty sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Elaine (Koop) Slager. Craig is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Derek) Huizinga; grandson, Anthony Huizinga; brothers, Clare (Darcy) Slager and Chuck (Martha) Slager; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. He requested a celebration of life which will be held at a later date; cremation has taken place. Any memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Holland or the Ottawa County Michigan Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Craig Slager please visit our Sympathy Store.

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March 23, 2019 8:00pm

Craig was a very special friend to our family, he will be greatly missed by all of our family.  The Whitakers.

- Ken Whitaker

March 20, 2019 8:00pm

Craig was a wonderful man always willing to help do anything. He will be dearly missed

- Adelaide Wall

March 17, 2019 8:00pm

Dear Slager family, we are so sorry for your loss of Craig. We have fond memories of family holiday gatherings when we were young, with our parents and grandparents. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tom (cousin) and Dianne Slager

- Tom and Dianne Slager

March 15, 2019 8:00pm

Jim and I will always remember the great weekend Craig spent with us-the Beach Boys/Chicago concert we attended together was terrific. Rest well dear cousin!  Sherry(Slager)and Jim Heart

- Sherry Heart

March 15, 2019 8:00pm

In our lifetime God gives us few “good” friends. Thank-you for being that special person. I will greatly miss you my friend

- scott boss

March 12, 2019 8:00pm

Bethanne Murray lit a candle in memory of Craig Slager

- Bethanne Murray

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