Craig W. Uitts

March 3, 2019

Craig W. Uitts, 66, of rural Frankfort, died March 3, 2019 unexpectedly, at his home.  Born January 11, 1953 in Clinton County, IN to Bernard W. “Barney” & Rosemary (Jones) Uitts.  He married Katherine Cline on June 30, 1979 in Goldsmith, IN and she survives.

Craig was a 1971 graduate of Clinton Central High School and a graduate of ITT Technical Institute.  He was a lifelong Clinton County resident.    He worked at Fairground Implement, Inc., then Boehringer Mannheim/Bio-Dynamics as an electronic medical machine reconditioner.  He was a long-time farmer, retiring in 2014. Craig was a baseball coach in Kempton, IN and at Clinton Central, coaching his sons.  He was also a former home plate umpire.  He enjoyed music, playing guitar, gardening, fishing and NASCAR racing, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Jr.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral celebration will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Normanda Cemetery, Tipton County, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Kathy Uitts of rural Frankfort, 3 Sons: Nicholas E. (Emily) Uitts of Atlanta, Ind., Andrew C. (Brittany) Uitts of Atlanta, Ind., Brett B. Uitts of rural Frankfort, Brother: Todd W. Uitts of Frankfort, 5 Grandchildren: Madelyn, Evellynn, Aubrey, Easton and Ellanore Uitts.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father, Barney in 2000, his mother, Rosemary in 2015 and his brother, Bradley W. Uitts in 2012.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Craig W. Uitts”

  1. Kyle Dowden March 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    My heart is with your family for your loss

  2. Kristi Lynn Uitts March 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Kathy and Family,
    My heart aches for your loss of Craig! Little kid cousin memories are flooding my soul right now. Christmas Eves at our dear “Grandma and Grandpa Uitts” house, with snowfall and anticipation of Santa Claus, fill my heart as all of us cousins would be dashing in and out of rooms playing joyfully!! “Craiggy” was one of my more quiet of cousins who always had a big smile and a kind “Hi Kristi” greeting for me. I pray for God’ s comfort and peace as you all find your ways of grieving and celebrating the blessed life of my beloved cousin, “Craiggy” Uitts.
    Sincerely, with love and prayers,
    Your Cousin,
    Kristi Lynn Uitts

  3. Linda Altherr March 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Nita Everling March 5, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Mrs. Uitts, I am so sorry. Sending Love and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Brenda D. Spray March 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. Craig was a great guy! We will be keeping you in our prayers.

    Gary & Brenda Spray

  6. Chris Guffy March 6, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Heaven has gained a kind and gentle soul with Craig’s passing. May God’s Grace comfort and hold your family close in the coming days.
    Thoughts and prayers are with your family as we remember Craig as One of the Good Guys!
    Dave & Chris Guffy

  7. Reta Williams March 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Dear Kathy and family, Gene and I were so sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. I know that he was a dedicated family man to you and your sons. That dedication will live on through his sons and grandchildren. We would be at his calling except for previous obligations. Please pass our sympathy to your sons, expectantly Nick. Gene and Reta Williams

  8. Karen March 7, 2019 at 1:19 am

    We are sending the entire Uitts family our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Karen & Scott Harding

  9. Jane Sheets March 8, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I am very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and brother, I watched the entire video provided by the website. I was eager to view the adult Uitts boys, wondering if I could remember them back as children too. I did remember too many memories to mention. Enjoyed seeing Barney and Rosemary in the video. Barney always has something to say. He was proud of his grandchildren and his family. I have fond memories of Craig. He was devoted to his boys and his family. He had great knowledge of sports, generally just a smart guy. His Christmas Chex mix was the Best! I admired you as a couple. It seemed as though you could tackle any situation together. I remember some conversations we had about our boys….thus situations to handle. Kathy, you have a winning smile as evidence in the video. Your smile will return as you continue to be mother and grandmother. I see that Craig was only 66, sad.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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