Craig A.”Shoe” Shoemaker

Craig A.”Shoe” Shoemaker, 58, of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Craig was born the son of Russell and Bernice (Solum) Shoemaker on July 28, 1962 in Black River Falls, WI.  He was a graduate of Waupun High School.  Craig was married to Sally Windl on April 7, 1990 at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Lowell.  Craig along with his wife Sally owned and operated Shoe & Sal’s Farm Fresh Meats for 14 years.  Later they owned and operated S & S Custom Grain Roasters Organic Feed Mill in Beaver Dam.

Craig was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Lowell Campus, formerly Salem Ev. Lutheran Church.  He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting as well as fishing.  Craig enjoyed playing Sheepshead with his friends at Culver’s.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren; giving them tractor and four-wheeler rides.

Craig is survived by his wife Sally of Beaver Dam; his children: Jason (Samantha) Alvarado of Beaver Dam, Karissa (Myles) Maly of Beaver Dam, Heather Shoemaker of Juneau, and Bethany (fiancé Mikail) Shoemaker of Madison; four grandchildren: Jackson, Audrey, Eivin, and Oliver; three siblings: Susan (Wayne) Hefner of Hendersonville, TN, Marjorie Forester of Brandon, and Brian Shoemaker of Fairchild; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law Lois Windl; brother-in-law Bob Forester; and Sally’s son Christopher Alvarado.

A visitation will be held at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.; and again on Tuesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.  Rev. Paul Schupmann will officiate.  Face coverings and social distancing are required.  The funeral service will also be available to view live-stream via the church’s app, website, or Face Book page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.